Today’s Daily Prompt asks:
You need to make a major change in your life. Do you make it all at once, cold turkey style, or incrementally?
For me personally, change used to be something I hated and was afraid of. Felt comfortable being wrapped in my cocoon of the Status Quo and would keep things the same just not to rock the boat.
Maybe its age or maybe not wanting to put up with the crap that brings me down, I’ve welcomed change into my life. And go at it with gusto. Cold Turkey to me is the only thing that works for me to accomplish any change I want instituted into my life.
The latest example of that is quitting my job that I absolutely hated. The change of career and of my daily routine will be drastically challenged by these steps, but one that I welcome.
When I wanted to change my eating habits and reduce the amount of sugar, caffeine, and other things not good for me…..BAM!! Just like that just stopped purchasing and eating them; with a few minor slips with the sugar here and there.
If people in my life are not working for me, I change their role in my life. (Not always successful all the time on that one.)
The only other major change I need and want to make in my life is quitting smoking. The last time I did, I went Cold Turkey and quit for over three years. Unfortunately, I began again, but the next way is the only way for me to quit…..Cold Turkey. My hope is that change happens today since I’m down to my last cigarette and my car is in the shop until tomorrow.
So, like a Band-Aid, I just rip it off and go through any major change the only way I know how, Cold Turkey.