Change is hard-sometimes you can’t do it alone

I have been struggling lately with trying to find time for me (again). It seems like it is a never ending struggle. I am constantly putting everyone else before me. I keep coming up with things that I want to do to make myself a better person all around (mentally, physically). I say to myself I am going to get up early and workout or I am going to spend this much time at the end of the day to do something I like to do. The day comes and goes and I don’t do what I say I am going to do. One day passes like this, then two and before you know it I am back to where I started.

I was talking to my sister who happens to live in Alaska (4 hour time difference for us) and I was explaining to her my struggles. She said that she would keep me on track. One thing I really want to start doing is waking up early to get my workout in. I tried this past week to set my alarm one hour early but I hit the snooze button for that hour so I didn’t get my workout in. Then by the time I got home and did everything else I needed to do I did not have time to workout. So she suggested waking up earlier in increments. So this week I am going to wake up 10 minutes earlier than usual. She even found a 10 minute morning workout routine that we are going to do.

I am hoping this one little change will lead to other changes in my life that will make me a better person. Having someone there to help you along your journey is a great thing. Sometimes you can’t do it alone you need someone to help. You need someone to pick you up when you fall or push you when you don’t think you can do anymore. She made a comment to me that really struck me “Make one or two little changes at a time; we can’t change a bunch of things overnight”. That is something I have to remember. I can be impatient and I want change to happen now; but if I think that way all I am going to do is hinder myself to make my change a reality.

So in conclusion if you struggle like I do; don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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