Have you ever found yourself frustrated that you really want something but it’s just so hard to make it happen? And maybe once you start a new goal, something happens and your best intentions are out the window?
How about these scenarios? I want to lose weight and I want to eat those cookies; I want to exercise or go to the gym and I don’t want to or can’t wake up early to fit it in; I want to go to Europe and I don’t want to spend the money; I want to switch jobs and I don’t want to shake up my life right now; I want to stop using substances and I don’t want to give up the thing that is reliable and available and helps me through the day.
Notice the “and”. Notice how it is very possible to want something new, want some kind of change AND to also want something that will make it really hard to get it. This brings us to topic #3 from The Invitation to Change Approach ~ Ambivalence is Normal. Here’s an overview for your consideration:
Ambivalence is Normal
Why it matters that Ambivalence is Normal
Life Application Ideas from Joanne:
I invite you to consider with an open mind, open heart, and with compassion how behaviors, emotions, attitudes actually make sense – in others and in yourself - and how there are many roads to travel, many ways to travel those roads, that we all have our unique perspective and thoughts about what will work for us, when and how AND even with the best intentions we might get sidetracked. Consider it's OK, put the puppy back on the paper and begin again. The time is always NOW.
Breathe, touch your heart, feel the love in you, send it out to your child, to the world, to anyone who needs it.
Love wins here!
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To Peace and Possibility!
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