Changing seasons always brings a shift of energy in the atmosphere. Most of us see more day light which always seems to uplift our mood as we have more time in the evening to pursue our hobbies, dreams and lifestyles.
However, what happens when life just seems to go wrong and nothing is working out the way you thought and people let you down…again? Well you know what they say, when one door closes another opens but is it ever that simple? Sometimes it is. Sometimes it is like walking in mud and honey mixed together, taking such an effort to make each step and feeling like you are not getting anywhere fast and still, nothing seems to be changing.
I remember feeling powerless and in a job that made my spirit cry, seemingly trapped and suffocating all at the same time. My focus was on ‘them’ holding me back for a long time. It was like someone else was controlling my ‘ceiling’ telling me how far I could and couldn’t go. If I believed them, I would have stayed. However, I started shifting, studied something new in my spare time, read as much as I could until 4 years later I could take the final plunge and start working for myself.
If you feel the need for change, ask yourself these questions:
- Describe who you are today
- What do you need in your life to bring peace, fun, love, next stage of career or to meet any of your core needs (i.e.what matters to you e.g. is someone highlighting your need for honesty)?
- How can you start to bring these into your life?
- How can you stop blaming or relying on others to bring these into your life?
- Who don’t you need in your life, or so close to you, in this season of your life?
- Ask yourself only… be true to yourself!
You can also physically declutter (you can start this way if you get stuck on the questions), by filtering out what you don’t need or use, shifting items around different rooms, putting different clothes together, adding a pop of colour you don’t normally wear, for example.
Out with the old, or just refresh the old, recycle, renew. Go on your own date, plan a date, treat yourself to a facial or manicure, have a stay in and sing with the radio while you clean day! There are so many things you can do to pep up your days until the right door opens whilst you work towards change. Make the most of this new season of light, blossoms in the trees (look up!) and ‘want to be’ sunny days! Your victory or change is just around the corner waiting to burst through – keep pushing ahead.
Carpe Diem… Seize the day.