Exploring something new and avoiding regression

Sometimes when things change we spend time hoping and wishing for the the way things once were.

But then when things return to the old way, it doesn’t quite feel the way we thought it would. That’s because you’ve changed and become accustomed to the new way and now the old way no longer fits.

If feels like regression.

And maybe everyone around you feels differently. Perhaps what feels like a step backwards for you feels like getting back to the way things should be for them.

That leaves you with 2 choices. The first is to try and find a way to make the old way fit like it used to. The second is to embrace the new. If something no longer feels aligned you’re unlikely to benefit from trying to force it to feel good.

Newness can be difficult to embrace because it requires trust that you won’t end up looking back on what you once had as something better.

But taking what feels like a risk in order to explore something new is the very essence of life. If you’re simply going to stick with what you know even when it’s no longer working for you, where’s the fun in that?