I’m not a patient person. When I decide I want something I usually act pretty quickly and make it happen.
But when it comes to change – like real hard change – I’ve had to learn the hard way that it takes time. Lots and lots and lots of time.
When I first stopped drinking alcohol it was hard but I was successful for a while. About 120+ days which was incredible for me. But slowly but surely I tried moderating here and there…then I would stop again…and then I’d try moderating again…and so on.
Drinking is a habit so ingrained into my life that it’s extremely difficult to change. Not to mention it’s addictive.
Even other habits I’m trying to change are similar to this back and forth I have with drinking. Habits such as people pleasing, perfectionism, lack of exercising, etc. Slowly but surely I find myself slipping back to my old ways.
I’ve learned I have to be patient with myself and give myself a lot of grace.
Real change takes time.
And even when I slip up the most important thing is to get back up and keep going. Keep trying every day – stay persistent- because I’m on my way to something great. I’m on my way to a better version of myself, and I’m willing to work at this every single day until my last day because I’m worth it, and so are you! ❤️❤️