Change feels difficult for many of us! There are lots of reasons for this from overcoming resistance to poor yet convenient choices, allocating time for meal prep, exercise and some downtime for yourself.
One of perhaps the most challenging is finding support for your decision from those who are closest to you. Spouses, children and close friends as well as co-workers to name a few. I have heard a thousand times about how difficult this can be. The truth is almost everyone is invested in maintaining the status quo and would prefer that you did not rock the boat.
You may have heard some of the following non-supportive words, I don't like veggies mom, you're never around when I need you, hypnosis won't work (from the expert who has never tried it). You have been at this for two weeks and I don't see any change. On and on so you get the point.
Not so easy to be a Change Agent- someone who is determined to create change in their lives no matter what they are facing. It may even feel a little lonely, understandably so. Yet, what if there where people who shared your desire to create change and you just needed to find them?
This is something that I have put a good deal of thought into and I am offering some solutions. I created the Intentional Human Project as platform for this type of collaboration. Yes, that is the word not mere support but collaboration, in our Quest for change. One of the ways that I am reaching out is through workshops and events that are designed to bring people together who have an interest in personal and community growth. I am seeing that small group change is building and granted social media platforms are helping this occur. So please make an effort to connect with others who share your desire for creative activity. You are invited to join us in making a difference.
About the Author
Behavior Change Coach and Author James Barfoot CHt holds certifications as a Master Practitioner of NLP and is a Clinical Hypnotherapist who is registered to practice in Washington State. He developed The Primal Toolbox a behavior change and coaching strategy based on a tribal models. James lives in Spokane WA.