As a busy mom, do you feel like you juggle a bazillion tasks before lunchtime?
Then, it feels like every day is filled with managing your family’s schedule while somehow getting stuff done.
With all of this activity, you would think it is easy to change.
I used to think that I could handle change.
Until I lost my job after 10 years of work. It devastated me. After all, it’s one thing to seek out change. It’s another to be a victim of it.
Have you ever struggled to understand a big change in your life?
Whether it was job loss, divorce, health complications, or family emergencies, life is guaranteed to throw a monkey wrench at us. Those are often the moments when we are least equipped to handle change.
Those are also the moments when we should actively seek change!
When I was a teenager, I saw an Oprah show with a guest who could write with all four of his limbs. Yes, the man could write with not just both hands, but also both FEET. What an odd and unnecessary skill. It intrigued me.
I spent that whole summer trying to write with all of my limbs. I
t wasn’t easy, nor was my writing entirely legible. But, I did it.
That small change impacted how I approach everything in life.
That small change also helped me lose 100 pounds.
Losing 100 pounds requires completely changing how you eat and move. But, I took the same approach to losing weight as when I taught myself to be ambidextrous (ambi-pedous?).
Instead of focusing on my end goal, I took small achievable steps that I practiced and perfected every day.
None of that would have been possible if I had just said, “No, it’s impossible!”
There might be things in your life that you feel are impossible. It is only through small and unnecessary change that you can allow yourself to believe.
I never believed I could lose 100 pounds.
I did believe I could write with all limbs.
What small change can you make today?
Jennifer is a former fat girl who is dedicated to helping busy working women achieve weight bliss without counting calories or joining a gym. She works to inspire women to make small changes through her speaking and writing.