Sunday, 10 October 2010
Diets and change
One of the things the course leader suggested which really struck me was the importance of learning *how* to change our patterns. She also said that the first step towards change is always the hardest. Therefore, why make that step in the area that is emotionally hardest? Instead, we were encouraged to choose one thing to do different, be it wearing our watch on the opposite hand to normal, wearing odd earrings or socks, not brushing our hair or changing our parting, having a different morning drink, getting up on the other side of the bed, taking an alternative route to work - whatever we felt was manageable for us.
It was quite amazing how powerful something so small can be! And also, how what one person chose and was happy with was unthinkable for another. I also loved hearing how people felt about the exercise. I wore odd socks for the first time in my life, and felt a bit of a rebel though the person next to me said she couldn't tell the difference ;-D Some people felt completely lost with their watch on the "wrong" wrist, and one person was horrified that someone could sleep on the "other" side of the bed.
So, would you like to be more flexible in your approach to life? If so, why not start with a small step? I'd love to hear what you make of it...
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