Coaching Corner: Is it time to hit the refresh button?
By Marilou Butcher Roth, Master Coach
There is a widely spread belief that all cells in our bodies renew every seven to ten years. Although medical authorities debunk this belief, it has been proven that our cells are constantly dying off and being replaced. There are other items that we replace on a regular basis as well. Toothbrushes are replaced every three to four months. It is recommended that granite is resealed every year, giving it a refresh. And, let’s not forget the monthly change of our furnace filters. (You remembered to do that, right?)
What does change mean to you? Change can be challenging for many of us, depending on the type of change that’s occurring. How do you stay in tune with what may need to change when the very idea of that is scary? Do you feel fear when you explore the idea of making adjustments within your familiar comfort zone?
How is your life currently working for you? Some people rely heavily on their routines to keep them on track. I love routines, and there can be a point when your routines can become just activities, doing things the way you have always done them…just because that’s how you always have! I invite you to step back from your routines and evaluate their relevance and effectiveness. Is there anything here that, if changed, could benefit you?
Let’s not forget your physical well-being. Do you feel vibrant? Does your body feel good? Do you wake up ready to greet the new day? If not, what would you like to change? How does that look and feel to you, and what are some small changes you can make to live life more energized and happy?
Each area of your life deserves your attention. Change is an inevitable part of learning and growing, so why not embrace it and make the changes you seek before they seek you? Staying in tune with yourself and your life in this way will allow you to determine if and when change is needed or wanted. If you are not paying attention, you run the risk of becoming addicted to mediocrity. Take a look around… It may be time to shake things up!!