Oh man! Things are changing! In general, I feel many things are always in a state of flux; I’m just now relearning that it’s usually a good thing. For some reason, we seek to find a status quo with which we’re content, but actually I think it’s important to understand why change is a good thing and how to deal with the things that are (and aren’t) in your control!
Why Change is a Good Thing
A friend recently introduced me to Toyota’s (yes, the car company) idea that failure to change is a vice. There’s a great article on Toyota that talks about how they went from nothing to who they are today over the course of the 20th century.
The basic idea (though you should read it all) is that getting a grand idea, implementing it, and then moving on doesn’t bring you long term results.
If each day you work away little-by-little to improve, in the end you will have a better product. And that no matter, every day, week, month, and year, you will have something better than you did beforehand.
While the connection to our daily lives may seem distant, it really isn’t. Whether it’s in running your own business, planning your wellness, working out, eating healthier, or strengthening your relationships – a little work constantly is so great!
Constant Changes for You + Me
Relationships seem to be a place we all need to implement change but we don’t! Last summer I wrote about being with my husband for ten years and that the purpose of every argument should be to find a solution – not to win. So with each hiccup, there is a greater win.
You can find the same reasoning in your health. Don’t expect to go from couch potato to marathon running. But if you start walking and stretching a few times per week to doing it everyday. Then move to one day of running…well, you get the idea.
And if you’re already consistent with fitness, remember to add or replace one thing. Your body will likely show drastic results!
Now that I’m back from maternity leave and working consistently (still not full time) on my website and LM brand, I’ve had to revisit MANY, MANY things that I let lay stagnant for the past year or so. While some of that was necessary as I lived through adding C to our lives, some of it was negligent and I’m paying for it now!
I’m updating old posts with current information and photos; I’m looking at my site to make it look better and be a better experience for you; and I’ve been analysing a lot about Instagram…
It feels like I’m always trying to figure out IG (along with everyone else), but there are some things which I need to rethink and/or refocus my efforts. So besides adding some new content ideas to stories, I’ve also decided to stop posting to my food Instagram account and now post everything to my @lucismorsels page.
This has been a debate for me for some time and I finally realized I really wasn’t getting anything from my food account. So that change will go into effect by the end of the month!
How can You Implement Change?
There are so many things we don’t have complete (or any) control over, but what about the items we do! If you’re feeling stuck or struggling in one aspect of your life, consider what you can change. Change you implement is easier than that which is forced upon you?
So what can you improve today? What change can you make? And don’t forget that you don’t have to do it alone. If you can add a friend or colleague into your change, that’s even better!