Change Your Mind and The Rest Will Follow
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Change Your Mind And The Rest Will Follow

Change Your MindAnd The Rest Will Follow. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing a motivating piece on the change of your mind, and the rest will follow. Change has a very negative connotation for most people. On a deep emotional level, we are creatures of comfort, and we automatically seek out what feels good at the moment. We long for comfort, which usually comes from what we know and is familiar with. Once we can comfortably deal with and “know” all the “unknowns”, we can “relax” – because your nervous system and your mind are designed to find and attach a meaning(s) to everything. Therefore something new is always a confrontation between what is and will be in your mind.

Change Your Mind And The Rest Will Follow

The unknown is always something that your mind and your nervous system have to “unravel” afresh, and this process feels uncomfortable on many levels. When something becomes comfortable, you get used to it as you remove all the “unknowns”, and your automatic behaviour can take over again. Our nervous system works primarily by conditioning; we notice and assume consistent patterns through repetition. This system is there to help us be more efficient and do more.

Your mind is designed to always look for the best way. We learn specific orders and sequences in which things happen through repetition and recognise and respond according to these sequences. Every emotion you experience, for instance, is nothing but the result of a series of events and reactions triggered by your unconscious awareness that generates and creates the actual feeling, which is nothing but a sensation in your nervous system.

To Change Anything

To change anything, you must, first of all, become aware of these patterns. It will help if you become aware of what goes on under the surface of your conscious awareness. This is not difficult, and everybody can do this. You need not understand everything about the human nervous system to use it. Be aware that a part of you responds and acts “automatically” based on your past experiences and associations. The challenge is to go from one pattern that does not serve you to one that does. You would have to change your mind in that you have to change how you perceive yourself and your life. Doing things differently will feel uncomfortable at first. Still, you can rest assured that the “uncomfortable” will become “comfortable” as you start forming new associations and patterns.

The process of making the “uncomfortable” or making the “unknown” known is how we grow as human beings. You are comfortable representing your comfort zone, which includes all the experiences you can comfortably deal with. If you don’t expand this “zone”, you won’t expand yourself. The need to grow and become more as a person is a deep emotional need that all humans have. Without growth, you won’t be happy.

Although it feels uncomfortable at the moment, all growth always feels immensely fulfilling in the long term, and it is this feeling that we all crave, the sense that we call “good”. You can do something comfortable and “good” at the moment by staying with what you know, but true fulfilment comes from pushing beyond your comfort zone and creating a sense of pride in yourself. Growth means change, and change involves risk, and risk is the process of stepping from the known to the unknown.


Life is A Process Of Change

The truth is that all of life is constantly in the process of change. Nothing ever stays the same. It is the nature of all of life, including you. Even if you do nothing, life will still change. For you to progress, you have to decide to initiate and create the change consciously. It would help if you purposely put yourself in an uncomfortable place where you can grow, and as you do this, you progress. Progress is by choice, while change is automatic. To control your life, you must consciously choose to change and keep changing yourself to become the person you want to be.

All change starts with a change of mind. It would be best if you began by changing your thoughts about want you want to change. In changing the way you think about something, you immediately change your perception and, consequently, how you feel about it. When you change the way you think, you change your behaviour, which is how you progress. Constantly trying to change behaviour will rarely create long-term and lasting change. Change your mind, and the rest will follow! If you don’t change, you won’t grow; if you fail, you are not living.


It’s been a busy couple of days. The whole month has been busy with lots of mixed emotions. However, I believe things are starting to calm down a little bit. My daughter is back in school. The good news is that she is doing well and happy to be back. There have been many changes in the school and its operations due to Covid-19.

A few Changes include:

  • Parents are not allowed in the School Building.
  • It would be best to practice social distancing by standing at least 2 meters apart.
  • You are not allowed to take the kids into the play area while dropping them off.
  • Parents should wait outside the school fence until the teachers take the kids.
  • Students are divided into small groups before entering the building.

It felt weird that I had to stand outside the building and the school fence when I was dropping her off and picking her up. It felt like a prison because the wall was a wired fence, and we, the parents, had to wave over the border to say goodbye. So I wouldn’t say I like the feeling of standing outside the fence and keeping an I on my child from afar.

I mean, what if she gets hurt? Am I not allowed to go in and see if she’s okay? It’s just a weird feeling. I guess we have to trust that our kids are in safe hands. It just makes me wonder, ‘How is Sasha coping with these new changes in the school?’ I have asked Sasha every day, ‘how was school?’ and her reply was, ‘It was great; there was a lot of hand washing, though’. I was worried about her, but it seems the school has everything under control.

Are you ready for 2021?

We are coming to the end of October, which means we only have less than two months left in 2020. How are you all feeling? Are you ready to take on the new year and embrace the changes? Are you prepared for the new year of change?

I am not going to lie. After everything that 2020 has brought to us, we can stay strong and prepare for 2021. At this point, I think we are all aware that our lives have changed forever. We are more aware of how the government works, and I think we should all get more involved in politics and speak more.

This is the last post for Blogtober. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

Don’t forget to check out LSW MIND CARDS. They have just launched their Mind Cards Kids Edition, and my daughter loves them. She reads one every morning before school to help motivate her. I am sure you will love them too.

I hope you enjoyed that.

Talk soon

Working with Strong women, I help empower women not to give up on their goals and find true happiness within themselves. #lifestyle #womenempowerment #selfcare


  • Britt K

    This is great advice. There were SOO many changes thrown our way throughout 2020. Almost every aspect of our lives was impacted – social time with friends, healthcare concerns, ability to visit with older family members, education, recreational activities, etc. In the beginning, we all thought that it was short-lived, yet here we are. I don’t know what 2021 will bring but I’m choosing to adopt a mindset that’s willing to roll with the situation rather than trying to fight it. I can choose constant negativity or I can choose to find the bright side of the cards we’ve been dealt.

  • Clarice

    I agree with you that our lives have changed forever and that we must stay strong and prepared for the coming year. There is no promise that 2021 will be better but I guess it is important that we learn our lessons. I also agree with you that change starts with a change of mind and thus, we should have a change of mindset as we welcome the new year ahead.

  • Erica (The Prepping Wife)

    Life is hard for two reasons: because you’re leaving your comfort zone or you’re staying in it. Personally, I like living outside my comfort zone. Sounds funny, right? I’ve found that is where the most growth happens, and it really is worth it. Without venturing outside my comfort zone, I wouldn’t be achieving the amazing things I am.

  • Tisanke Joy Simasiku

    I love this article and I really enjoyed it. You’re right, it all begins in the mind. They say what gets your mind, gets you and has power over you.
    If positivity has your mind, your whole world will be positive and beautiful regardless of the circumstances.
    Thank you for sharing

  • Alyssa

    This makes total sense. When I read self-help books, they either change my life or they took up about 12 hours of my time. The difference, I’ve noticed, is whether or not grasp and completely accept what the book has to say. So, your “Change your mind and the rest will follow,” fits perfectly. Thank you for helping demystify that for me <3

  • Lene

    Love the new look — so light and airy! And yes. We have to change the way we think in order to change the way we react. And, I have found, the more you change the way you act, the faster you change how you think. (Sorry for the Saturday morning philosophy;) )

  • Bri

    The mind can do amazing things when you want it to. You can literally “rewire” it yourself to change your perception if you really want to. The world changes, you perceive it, adapt to it and then continue to do so. That is life, like you said.

    • Gervin Khan

      I have a good time reading this article. Yes, I agree that when you hear the word change is has a negative meaning to other people but if you were able to analyze it you will realize that this change is for our own good.
      Change is already part of our lives and what we can do about it is to change our mind and adapt it.

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