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7 Signs You Are Ready for Change

7 Sign You Are Ready for Change
By Katrina Love Senn

Another article from MindBodyGreen!  I don’t think you need to have all 7 signs to be ready for change! 

We only need to look to nature to see that change is a natural part of life. If you have a feeling that you want to change something in your life, listen to it. Recognize this as a call from your highest self that you are ready for healing, transformation and personal growth.

Growth allows you to release the past and gives you an opportunity to do something new and different. Here are 7 signs you are ready for change in your life …
1. You want to do a detox
Having the feeling that you ‘want to do a detox’  is like waving a red flag to the Universe shouting at the top of your lungs, “I am ready for change.”
Doing a detox allows flow to happen inside your body and in your life. If you are feeling like now is the time to do a detox, listen to this urge and stay alert for new possibilities to unfold in your life.
(I’m kind of detoxing right now with my new Gluten-Free diet, and watching what I eat!  Sometimes its a struggle, but my body knows its right!)
2. You want to quit an addiction
Wanting to stop smoking, drinking or doing drugs is a classic sign that you are ready for something much bigger to open up in your life.
In my early 20’s, I enjoyed being a party girl, but with each year that passed I developed an uncomfortable relationship with alcohol. One glass of red mysteriously turned into more. Over the years, I became aware that alcohol was not serving me. I secretly desired to stop but I didn’t know how. Fast-forward to today, I can tell you that giving up drinking was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
When you give up a n addictive habit you will get rewarded many times over. If something within you is ready to quit an addiction, really listen to it. Find support, educate yourself and surround yourself with people who have already done what you want to do.   (There’s lots of support out there, all you have to do is ask!)
3. You want to lose weight
Having personally lost over 60 pounds and worked with hundreds of women wanting to ‘lose weight’, I have discovered that this desire has little to do with losing weight and more to do with cultivating self love.
My experience has shown me that permanent weight loss happens when we choose to start healing our lives. To lose weight for good, the first thing to do is to stop dieting and start healing from within. When we create a healthy relationship with our body, and ourselves, then weight loss can happen naturally and easily.
When you learn how to treat yourself well with kindness, love and compassion everything can shift. This will allow your true self to emerge, which will attract new people and opportunities in your life.
4. You want to pay off debt
Having big amounts of debt is a sure-fire way to feel trapped and stuck. Debt can make you feel heavy and frustrated. If you have the feeling that you want to ‘get on top of your money situation’ by paying off debts, take action immediately!
When you begin to take responsibility for your finances, even with small, baby steps, you give yourself the chance to create a feeling of internal freedom. This will leave you feeling empowered and strong, with the belief and knowledge that you can do what you want to do. Taking action to pay off debts will ripple out and positively affect other areas of your life.
 
5. You want to break up with your partner
When you have that feeling inside of you that you want to end a relationship, it takes courage to listen to it. Let this be a powerful transition and use it as an opportunity for your personal growth and transformation.
When a relationship ends, it inevitably brings change. If you are someone who is afraid of change, this may also bring up fear.  Acknowledge your fears, but keep connecting to the quality of courage and focus on new possibilities. Trust your gut feeling and instincts. Ensure that you surround yourself with like-minded, supportive people, so that you can be happy and healthy from within.
6. You want to leave your job
If you are feeling bored or just ‘hate your job’  this is a strong signal that you need to pay attention.
You don’t have to do anything radical or rushed. Just start by taking small baby steps. Ask yourself,  “What do I love?” Experiment with doing different types of work. The Myers-Briggs test is a fast and easy way to find out what type of work might suit you.
7. You want to go traveling
If you are experiencing ‘itchy feet’ and are consumed by the feeling that you just want to pack everything in and go traveling, take the time to listen to this urge.
If you are feeling a desire to get away, simply sit down and quietly ask yourself, ‘What is this feeling about?’ Even if you don’t have a lot of money, realize that there are many creative ways that you can fund your dreams for adventure.
When you see change on the horizon, stay flexible in your approach to life. Allow yourself to see new possibilities as they emerge in the moment. Draw on the quality of courage to help you deal with change. When you listen and act on the wisdom of your inner guidance, change will be the ‘magic bullet’ that will enable you to live a life that you love.
What about you- are you ready for change??
Chipper

People Promo: Jessica, A Wearer of Many Hats

This is my first post in my series of “People Promos”.  In the People Promo posts I will be blogging about people and a little about their businesses; sometimes they will be people who are handmade artisans, own their own businesses, “do it all”, or anyone who’d like to give their business a bit more exposure.  The posts are written by the Promo person, and at times I will include my own thoughts (you’ll know its me because its ITALIC), and I will add photos to the posts of pretty much anything I think is relevant or my favorites!  If you would like to be considered as a feature for a People Promo please contact me via email and tell me a little about yourself, your business, and why you would like to be featured!
Jessica and Family

Jessica and Family

Hi, my name is Jessica Anderson and I wear many hats! I am a full time Design Project Manager for an automotive finishes company, I do freelance graphic design work, run an Etsy shop, sell Mary Kay and recently helped my husband start his own direct sales business…AND I am mom to two beautiful little boys (look at those cute kids!). My amazing husband is a full time stay at home dad right now so I can work full time in the corporate world, but we pray that is only temporary. My boys, Laithan and Lachlan will both have birthdays next month so in addition to everything else I’m busy planning a joint 3rd and 1st birthday party! Dinosaur themed! (T-Rex…clap!)
Sunshine Print
ABC I love you
My first passion is art and graphic design but its been on the back burner far too long. Thanks to some inspiration from friends, I’ve really geared up and built up my Etsy shop this week. I’m really focusing on art prints at the moment, but look for new projects to come! You can check me out: Etsy: BluEye Designs and like me on Facebook: Facebook: BluEye Designs to get updates on the latest Etsy shop additions and upcoming sales and giveaways.  Remember my earlier post?  You Are My Sunshine print?  Here we have the designer!  LOVE THIS PRINT!
I have been a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant for over a year now. My business has recently started taking off based on my being able to focus more time on it, which is really all it needs! The products sell themselves! (Its true, I use Mary Kay everything, I love all their products!  Lip Glosses RULE!)  I use the Eye Revitalizer every day and I love their Mineral Powder Foundation and Ultimate Mascara. Those are the products that really sold me. I chose to become a Consultant after speaking with a friend and neighbor about the opportunity. At the time I was 5 months pregnant and really feeling a calling to stay at home to raise my boys. I am completely prepared to take it on full time any day now and work it to its fullest so I can do that. You can like my Facebook page now to be entered in a drawing for a FREE Satin Lips Set and Lipgloss:  Facebook: Jessica Anderson, Mary Kay Consultant
Chipper

Revitalize your eyes!

My husband and I are ItWorks Independent Distributors. We just started our business for this and are preparing for a party to put the knowledge out there locally. We sell a variety of supplements to help with anything from menopause to weight loss to just general well being, but the really exciting thing we sell are the Ultimate Body Wraps. These wraps help tighten and tone any area on your body. If you go to our Facebook page you can see some of the amazing results:  Facebook: BeLucidWraps
BeLucidWraps

BeLucidWraps

Wow!  She does so much!  Do you have any questions for her??  Ask your questions here or contact her directly thru her Facebook pages or Etsy if you have a design question.  I can personally attest that her freelance design is fantastic, she has amazing skills!  She made my business cards for my massage business and I absolutely love them!  She can turn your idea into reality!  See~ loooovvve it!  I always get compliments on the design.

Massage Business Card

Massage Business Card, -the information