A few years ago, I was desperately unhappy with my life. I felt stuck, not knowing what exactly was wrong or what to do. Within months, I was depressed and having panic attacks. As I tried to figure out what to do, or if anything could be done, my panic mounted and my frantic mind scrabbled at the seams of my life like a cornered rat. I felt hopeless and trapped.
My sister told me about an exercise she did when she was feeling similarly stuck and unhappy. She wrote down all the things in her life that were in her power to change. She suggested I try the exercise myself, assuring me that the results would be surprising.
She was right. There’s precious little that you cannot change. All these things (and more) are yours to choose:
Your eye and hair colour
Your spouse, your friends, your pastimes
Even your gender.
They’re all open to change.
In fact, the only things you can’t change are your past and your age.
Reinvention, transformation, opportunities and fresh starts are available pretty much every minute of the day. Now that’s hopeFULL knowledge!