I’m assuming most, if not all of us, have something in our lives that we want to change. The problem is changing typically means you’re going to have to let go of something.
Four summers ago, I made a fairly substantial change. I decided it was time to go gluten free once and for all after reading The Wheat Belly Diet.
I have been struggling with feeling bad since my teens. I knew being gluten free helped me feel better, although not perfect. But even with that knowledge, I would go on and off the wagon. Plus 20 years ago going gluten free wasn’t even close to being easy.
The change came as I was reading the book, I realized that many of my symptoms were wheat related and one in particular was only wheat related. Hmmmm. It was time to just stop already. You can’t be kinda gluten free.
You’re either gluten free or not.
You’re either a smoker or not
It’s like the old joke about you can’t be a little bit pregnant.
The point is that sometimes you can’t be half way. And changing means you have to let go of something.
Donuts for breakfast
Martinis at lunch
The thought that you’re too old to change
You get it. But people (myself included) ask well how to do you let go?
You decide to commit. The dreaded “C” word. Not for your nagging spouse, not for your darling children, not for anyone but YOU. This can be tricky. We want to think we’re doing it for ourselves but unless we truly are, the change is going to be difficult. The first step is to just say “yes”. The problem with committing is that it just sounds so… final… And maybe not attainable. But can you commit to a week or a month? Take it one step at a time and if the change is right your commitment will deepen.
Once you truly and deeply commit, you’ll find that magically, books, programs, people will be put in your path to help you along the way. You all you have to do is be open to the possibility.
Once I fully committed to being gluten-free I realized that there are so many great options now it didn’t take much of a shift and the benefits were worth it.
The point is, we have the technology now to assist you with letting go of whatever ails you. Just give it another try! You’re worth it!
Eva Lewandowski MBA, is a certified Life Coach, certified EFT Practitioner, seminar leader, speaker and co-host of a weekly internet radio show “Corporate Talk with Charlie and Eva”. She is also a 30 year veteran of Corporate America as an IT consultant. Using the skills she learned in acting classes, life coaching and EFT certification training as well as her struggle with debilitating stage fright, she created, Stand Up and Be Heard!, a program that teaches professionals how to overcome their fear of the spotlight. She is also the author of “Put on Your Phone Face: Tips and Techniques for teleconferences and conference calls”.