Change is Coming

Inspire Moment #5: Change Ahead

I threw the change up this morning and I stayed in bed until 10:20am.  Didn’t turn my cell phone on until after 9am.  Haven’t done that in a very long time.  Have you?!

The (IN)spire Moment for today is to encourage you all to take a different approach for tomorrow morning.  See the sign, CHANGE AHEAD and give yourself the permission to lay in bed an hour longer without feeling guilty (even if you aren’t tired), read for an extra thirty minutes, don’t get up to turn your cell phone on until mid-morning and…SEE WHAT HAPPENS.  See what the change feels like.  It may make you feel unproductive to lay in bed but that is the point, to get all of you Achievers to feel a little uncomfortable.  It’s change and change breeds growth. Those uncomfortable feelings of “unproductive” will help you to get acclimated to have more balance in your life and to learn to take time for you.  You give yourself time to do things for other people, other tasks, other obligations, what about giving yourself the time for you in the morning? Something to think about…

Inspire Moment #2: Throw the Change Up

Okay, so it’s the day after New Year’s Day and you are probably back into your routine.  Nothing wrong with that, right?  I think routine is good, but I also think it could potentially keep us from the opportunity to grow a little bit each day.  My (IN)spire Moment for today is to suggest looking (in)side and throw the change up in your routine.  Okay, so what does that mean?  That could mean taking a different route to work, heading in an hour earlier and leaving earlier, sitting down to eat breakfast instead of grabbing a coffee to go, not hitting the snooze button…

Throw the change up!  You may realize during the change up that you feel better when you take time to eat breakfast, you may learn that the new way to drive to work is more scenic or it is faster.  You just never know…until you try.  So, throw the change up!