March is celebrated as Spiritual Wellness Month. It is a time to reflect on the values, ethics and morals that add value and give meaning to your life. Here at diGJamaica, we’re going on a quest for 30 days of inspiration: extracting the common principles from different religions and systems of belief that help their followers to find inner peace, purpose and direction. Each day for the month of March, we will be sharing another principle with you. Join us as we embark on this journey to spiritual wellness.
What we’ve covered so far:
The only constant in life is change. By now you should have realised that life is full of many changes! It therefore stands to reason that coping with life means coping with changes. Resistance to change is, essentially, resistance to life … which makes no sense, right?
Despite this very common-sense view of things, many of us struggle with change in our lives. We resist right up until the last, refusing to accept anything that falls outside of what we are familiar or comfortable with. It is very easy for us to fall into routines and habits that are extremely difficult to break. Here are five habits to develop to help us embrace change:
- Frequently, deliberately try new things. Don’t wait for change to be forced on you. Go out and get into the habit of trying new things, so that your disposition to change will change.
- Ask lots of questions. Especially of things that seem unquestionable. Ask. Be curious. Query.
- Stay positive. Keep your skepticism in check. When a new idea is presented to you, don’t go with the immediate reaction of pointing out faults or criticising. Give it careful thought first, and look for the positives.
- Stay flexible. Don’t just lock in to one way of doing things. Be deliberate about being a person who can easily adapt to different people and situations.
- Expect the unexpected. Whether good or bad. Always keep in mind that life is filled with uncertainties and anything can happen – good or bad.