‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.’
Well, that’s what I’ve been doing. For years. Feeling dissatisfied with aspects of my life, trying to tackle them in a whirlwind of ‘I’m so different now!’, letting the change consume my life for a month or so, falling on my arse and then giving up. Every time.
And then beating myself up about it, because feeling terrible about yourself is clearly an amazing way to begin positive changes.
Turns out you can’t make significant changes in a very short space of time. Yeah, I know; huge bloody surprise, right? Everyone knows you can’t just change everything about yourself in two seconds flat. Everyone knows it, and yet we still try.
Well, not me. Not anymore. I really do want to make big changes in my life, but I’ve realised now that it’s not going to happen overnight, and I’ve realised that’s fine.
I’m changing. Very, very, very slowly.
Oh, and my name’s Hel. I live in London with my excellent boyfriend; fat, fluffy cat; and more books than is probably sensible. I like dinosaurs and squid and Tank Girl and Agatha Christie. Hope you enjoy the blog, and good luck if you’re trying to change too. Take it slow.