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In the world of personal development you often hear the expression…change is a process. This expression helps to show that any change takes time and happens over the long haul.
I know that while it is a process, more importantly it is a practice…a daily intentional practice.
I practice actively
- talking to myself with love and compassion
- living by my values,
- speaking my needs
- setting healthy boundaries.
According to Merriam Webster:
a natural phenomenon marked by gradual changes that lead toward a particular result.
to perform or work at repeatedly so as to become proficient
It is a slight distinction I know, but it was a HUGE mind shift for me and for my clients. When I viewed change as a process, I didn’t actively engage in it. When I saw it as a practice, I had the ability to make the change. With a practice, you aren’t going to get it perfectly every time but you are going to improve over time…bit by bit.But I see it in my clients and in myself. Once I started engaging in these activities every single day, I started Living Happier. Just like you practice a guitar, you need to lovingly practice the strategies to trust yourself and you will live happier.
What Live Happier strategy can you start lovingly practicing today?