Embrace the change

So last week I talked to you about being stuck in a rut and challenged you to start making some small changes. Acknowledging people and keeping your phone in your bag or pocket…


How is that going for you? Did you just do 1 day or did you keep it going?


It’s surprisingly nice when people respond.


Time to take this up a level. Every day you change things, your clothes, your shoes, what you eat, your mind (and if you are anything like me you will change your mind A LOT)…


Next challenge I want YOU to start to be more carefree, more spontaneous and more open to new things.


I was a self-confessed control freak about EVERYTHING.


Some things I still am, but it’s a work in progress.  What I want YOU to do is say YES to more invitations. Drop some of the control. Have more FUN.


When the ‘what if’ is in your head, ask yourself ‘will it REALLY matter if I go and have fun with my friends for a couple of hours today and I don’t answer those work emails on any evening / Saturday / Sunday afternoon?’


It’s nice that you are passionate and driven about your work, but you need to have time off to have FUN, put on your dancing shoes, let your hair down or just chill the fuck out.


I made myself ill last year not taking time off and living in constant stress, being ill made it even worse because the Dr’s couldn’t work out what was wrong with me.


Every test was coming back clear (thankfully) but believe me, it scared the shit out of me being sent to the hospital for tests for lymphoma.


Nothing makes you sit up and listen like a cancer scare.


My prescription from the consultant…


Take time off and have fun.


I really don’t want that to happen to you.


Control for me is out of fear of the unknown.


Now I am starting to get a kick out of the unknown.


I have given up 2 businesses with the support of being in business with my friend to going it alone on a path that I am not sure exactly where it is taking me – but I have some insanely exciting ideas.


Letting go is scary as hell, but just think of what things could be better in your life if you just let go (even a wee bit).


So this week YOU are saying YES to invitations.


And if you are not getting invited anywhere do the inviting.


Look for opportunities to try new things, talk to new people, start eating better, get signed up for those personal training sessions you have been promising yourself ‘once you have more time’ even change your route to work.


It’s human instinct to make life as familiar and routine as possible but let’s face it, familiar is getting boring, and you are not getting anywhere.


Life should be enjoyed and a bit of change can make it way more exciting and interesting.


Say YES to more this week and let me know what new things you have been up to, tweet me @freedom_trainin .

Jen x

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