When embarking on a journey to heal from trauma or regain control of your life, it's vital to commit at a manageable pace and proceed with caution.
It's common to create an extensive list of changes you want to make, which may include goals like:
Practicing Yoga 3 times a week
Incorporating more greens into your diet
Reducing social media usage
Attending therapy sessions weekly
Keeping a daily journal
Engaging in strength training workouts twice a week
Taking daily walks
Meeting up with friends once a week
While these aspirations are undoubtedly exciting, they can be overwhelming when you're on a healing journey. Why is that?
Let’s start with the most obvious: life obligations. You want to change but you also have a life you're living, obligations and commitments to work and family. And if you are anything like me, those don’t stop just because I’ve finally decided that this is the year that I’m making a shift.
Secondly, your nervous system may have been on high alert for an extended period, and reestablishing trust with yourself is crucial. Committing to low-intensity actions helps rebuild your relationship with yourself, addressing past instances when you set intentions for change and healing but failed to follow through.
Begin with small steps. Choose a single committed action and stick with it for an extended period—perhaps 30 days or until it becomes uncomfortable not to follow through. Only then should you introduce another committed action.
If you find yourself struggling with your chosen commitment, don't hesitate to seek support. Having someone assist you in identifying the necessary steps and providing guidance throughout the process can be the key to making significant progress this year.
Remember, I'm here to offer my support whenever you need it.
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