CHANGE

Change is hard. No matter how big or how small. Anything we do in our lives that requires our routine to be disjointed and takes us away from what our “”normal life” looks like, is always a little uncomfortable at first. Change can also be very challenging, however, the positive rewards at the end of it are usually always awesome.

In the past few weeks, I decided to shake things up and change the 2 main things that are the biggest in my day to day life. The job I had was no longer making me happy and I had outgrown the space I had lived in for nearly a decade; so I changed them…Β I also turned 30 that same week (but lets skip that bit). Β Being in a comfort zone is great, but nothing ever grows when you are there.

Here are 5 reasons whyΒ sometimes change is best for you.

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“Nothing changes if nothing changes”

COMFORT ZONE

Being in a comfort zone is easy, un-challenging, you follow a day to day routine and you know the consequences if you step outside of it.

When you decide to alter it, you are forced to challenge yourself both physically and mentally and you have to redefine who you are and what it is that you believe.

OPPORTUNITIES

When you embrace the change, you are more willing to accept new opportunities into your life. Or changing an aspect of your life results in opportunities presenting themselves… perhaps some that wouldn’t of happened had you stayed on the same path… You will also find that once you change one thing, anything else after that isn’t as scary as you thought it would be.

FLEXIBILITY

Frequent changes means you can easily adapt to new situations, people and environments. Because of this, you don’t freak out when something alters in your life like you would of before hand.

SNOWBALL EFFECT

It only takes 1 change to have a knock on effect with everything else. Even just by moving house, you have to adapt to a new area, a new cafe to eat in and a new gym to go to. You are already making smaller changes without even realising that you’re doing it.

LEARN LIFE VALUES

When you make a change in your life, it can help you to re-evaluate your life and look at things from a different perspective. Valuable lessons can be learnt from even the smallest of changes and can result in you appreciating the little things that life has to offer.

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