If you are brave enough to ask the following questions, you will find the answers you are looking for. You will find the truth, and find out who is sabotaging your life.
Do I want to save money but can’t resist an expensive latte? Do I desire a better-paying job, but don’t have the time to upgrade my skills?
Do I want to live in an organized home, but am not willing to put the time and energy into it? Do I want to eat healthy meals but somehow often settle for takeout meals?
Do I want to have a fit and energetic body but cringe at just the mention of exercise?
Like many of you, I just wonder why we are more focused on world politics, social media crazes and celebrities of the day instead of our lives and families. I have to assume it’s easier to envy or analyze the life of complete strangers than to plan workable solutions for your own life. As, result, a life of total frustration and overwhelm continues.
You might ask, why do I have the right to write about this very personal and not much talked about subject? Here is a very small version of my life story.
For many years of my adult life, I avoided change and my bad habits accumulated to the point of total shutdown. At that point, I found my life extremely difficult and not worth living.
When I became aware of my self-destructive behaviour, and willingness to change, my life became peaceful and purposeful. So, if I can do it with very limited resources, you can do it, too.
When we start to feel the load of our bad habits, we desperately want a quick fix. We look for people to help us find the answer to our unfulfilled life, or we search for those who did us wrong, blaming them for the life we live. But the reality is that we all have to look in the mirror to find the person responsible for the life we live.
Any change required for a better life depends on us. In order to see the desired difference, we must change our attitude. That means making decisions with a different outlook on life.
During the course of our lives, all of us formed habits or patterns that have not positively contributed to our lives. Even though these negative habits have kept us from achieving the success we desire, we repeatedly find it hard to break free of them.
Many times, these negative habits become so normal we accept them without questioning. But as time passes our bad habits become unavoidable and overwhelming, pushing us to acknowledge that we have to and can change.
As Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world says: “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”
Getting help is a wise decision. We have an amazing group of professionals here in our community, ready to lend you a hand.
Ranka Burzan owns a professional organizing company based in Powell River and has written several books on reducing clutter and becoming more organized. For information, go to solutionsorganizing.com.