Making change isn’t as easy as it sounds. It usually starts with a thought, but actioning that thought can sometimes be harder than it sounds. You may recognise that the change would be good for you, but you’re not sure how to make it happen or even where to start. Whatever it is you want to change, here are some tips on how to transition through the steps of change, and how to adapt along the way.
Set a Goal, then break it down
It’s very easy to have an idea in your head about something you’d like to do, achieve or change, but it’s not always easy to know where to start. Whatever your goal for change is, break it down into logical and achievable steps. This way, the change won’t feel so overwhelming and you’ll feel like you’re more capable of it. Progress slowly, adapting takes time so allow yourself a decent time frame to make these changes. Talk to your Physio or Osteo about setting some logical steps to achieving your goal.
Often we are motivated by the accountability to others, so have someone or something involved in your reason to change that will keep you on track. As an Osteopath, accountability with patients is a key part of their rehabilitation journey, they feel supported and encouraged along the whole journey.
Take Your Time
As mentioned earlier, give yourself a decent time frame to achieve any change. Accept that your body and mind may take time to adapt to the change, so start slowly and ease your way into the change.
Often when we talk about change, the hardest part is getting started. But like a ball at the top of a hill, once you give it a little push to start, momentum takes hold and you will fly into the change. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!
Whatever the change you’re about to face, trust that you can adapt but it will take some time to settle in to the new you. The support of the team at Alpha Sports Medicine can help support you through your change. Be kind to yourself along the journey and always celebrate your achievements along the way!