After half a century of living has gone by, let’s face it, we can get stuck in a rut. Our instinct is to resist change, cling to our comfort zones, and let fear hold us back.
However, with age comes wisdom and by now we should know more about who we are and what we want out of life. Why not act on that wisdom and make deliberate variations to keep up with our ever-changing needs and goals? Maybe something that was right for us in the past just doesn’t work for us anymore.
Since change is constant and cannot be avoided, isn’t it better to purposely shake up our routine, take a chance, and embrace new challenges that come our way? Sometimes even unplanned and unexpected changes in our lives can be beneficial – even though it may not seem like it at the time.
Think about it. Change can be a great way to bring excitement and adventure to our lives. It encourages personal growth by teaching us to adjust to new situations and people. Change forces us re-evaluate our life and look at things from a different viewpoint. It triggers progress and new beginnings. Change can open up new paths we never considered that may lead to happiness, contentment, and fulfillment.
So maybe it’s time to let go of that miserable job and struggle at something we love instead of succeeding at something we loathe. Or if that’s too drastic, how about letting go of bad health habits that are holding us back? Or ditching those same-o boring routines? Even the smallest change can inspire more adventure, joy, and happiness.
Why not try a new recipe, paint our toenails a scandalous color, listen to different music, or try a new workout? In other words, be spontaneous! Let go of those old, boring behaviors we develop as creatures of habit and develop new positive practices that can bring peace and tranquility to our lives. Start watching sunsets, going to concerts, hiking, or keeping a journal.
Wisdom dictates that life only moves in one direction – forward. Let go of the old and make way for the new. We’re never too old to change. We just need to embrace it.