For some, moving into a different setting or making some unplanned life adjustments can be uncomfortable at first. There are new people, new places, and perhaps some new lingo. One would have to get used to new neighbors or colleagues, maybe a new time schedule or time zone, and it’s all so frustrating. All of the changes are overwhelming and unbearable. I’d imagine that if someone was experiencing this, they would want to return to the people and places he/she is used to.
Granted, “there’s no place like home.” However, change is necessary and, believe it or not, good for the soul.
“How can we live if we don’t change?”
This week, I challenge you all to keep a steady routine. Don’t change anything; you are on a set schedule for 24 hours for seven days. That means your bed time is your bed time. You can’t go to sleep at 8 p.m. one night, 9:30 p.m. another night, midnight the next night, and 8:45 p.m. the next night. It has to be 8 p.m. every night (or whatever time you choose). Same goes for your lunch break, the time it takes you to get ready in the morning, and you can’t go to any meetings or work unless it’s at the same time in the same place with the same people everyday. You’re going to have to post-pone that break-up, or hook-up. You can’t change radio stations if a commercial comes on. You can’t take a random road trip. You can’t go to a party unless it’s the same party at the same place every day. You can’t switch playlists when you get tired of hearing the same songs over and over. Having options for dinner isn’t allowed and you can’t have snacks throughout the day unless you’re going to have the same snack everyday. Watch how annoyed you become then.
Okay, I’m exaggerating; my point is: people often complain about change not realizing we change all the time, no matter how small or how large the change is. Embrace change; when change arrives, it’s usually for the best.