Life is Constant Change

Change is Constant!

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but everything around ourselves seems to always be changing. It may not be super dramatic, but there is always something changing. Weather in our region, seasonal change or the people around us. There are so many pieces in our world that change is the only form of consistency that is being experienced every moment of the day.

Now, change is going on around us everywhere.

Let’s take construction for example, neighborhood developments and urban sprawl. There is an influx of people into neighborhoods, traffic congestion, are just a couple examples of the kind of the change that I see every day. You can even look at the change of the of the seasons every year. Currently we’re going through the seasonal change right now with the fall colors here in the Colorado High Country. These are two examples of constant change that’s happening right now.

You see this all the time, but for some reason it’s really easy for us as humans to just get in this comfort zone and stick to doing things that feel familiar. We call this complacency.

A good example is observing what people do after there work day is done. There are some people that really enjoy their after work habits. Some like to come home and watch tv. Others enjoy going to happy hour and meet up with friends for drinks in a social environment. That’s their way of unwinding after dealing with the daily stresses of work and life.  

I’m not saying that’s wrong, I’ve been down that path. Its now much harder for me. Mostly because I feel that is time being wasted away. There are these routines that we all get used to. It starts every day right when we get up, make coffee, take our pets outside for a walk. Then go to work. Whatever you do for work, over time the feeling of repetition comes into play.

Ever watched the movie GroundHog’s Day with Bill Murray? That is a good example of the stagnation that can happen.

When you realize that your stuck in a rut, you must start changing it. Here’s the kicker, Just because you want something different to happen in your life, and change is not happening fast enough. You have to ask yourself why? Why am I in this rut or funk? What is the only way your going to make more money or spend more time with your kids?

Taking action!

It’s never going to happen because you’re not willing to do whatever it takes to get out of that that situation.

I enjoy observing everything. I like to see how life changes instantly and over time.
Taking moments to be by myself and contemplate life. Whether that’s people watching or if I’m out riding my bike or splitboarding in the national forest.

I’ll take a couple moments to observe what is going on in my surroundings, whether it’s seasonal and taking in the fall colors or how things can evolve and change like construction and development. Accepting that it’s always going to be happening.

There’s no reason why you can’t work on doing something different and change your habits, while changing your lifestyle to adapt to the things that are going on around you. The good thing about doing this is it adds some variety into your life.

It’ll help you tell stories as you get older about things that you did. It’s a good way to get out of the house and it’s a good way to also get some exercise. Over time, you will feel more comfortable having those conversations with people that you end up meeting through life. In turn you’ll feel comfortable knowing that change is constantly happening and it makes that pill a
little easier to swallow.

Once you come to peace with change, you’ll start to recognize if you have fallen into a rut.

Next, you start doing the work to create a lifestyle change, then ultimately start to build good habits that will inch you closer to finding peace in your life again.

Internal Peace..

isn’t about having all the money and all the things that you acquire with it. It’s about being mentally available and happy with your surroundings. Being aware of what is going on around you and doing the best that you can KNOWING you’re doing the best that you can.

By not getting upset with things that happen as you fail, then learning from the experience and taking the time to be present and learning about your own spirituality and self!

There’s there’s so many pieces and parts to rebuilding, but just remember that as you are
searching for inner peace in your life, you are also learning to adapt into a world that’s constantly changing.

As you accept and get use to this, you will start to feel momentum build and will start to feel confidence grow. You’ll end up meeting new people and start being a little
bit more involved in other community offerings.  Even events that you feel are important, you’ll start to surround yourself with other like-minded people.

So take some time to recognize that the world is constantly changing and it’s
good to be doing different things. Changing up your routine and your habits is a great way to get out of that Rut You’ve been stuck in.

I believe we get too comfortable in a routine of life. We get to a point where learning takes a back seat and we’re programmed to follow this path till death.

I see it daily. It’s a vicious life circle. We spend the first 18 years of our life living under our parents guide. Then we spend the best years of life working. And what are called “The Golden Years” are spent in a more sedated life style. Our bodies worn out from the 40-50 years of grinding.

This is been a huge awakening for me. And really feeling and understanding that I want more out of life than what is prebuilt!

About the Author

Todd Franzen is a Stage 4 Lymphoma Survivor. Living in Breckenridge Colorado

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