Change is a Choice

I was told a few years ago, "a habit is only a habit until you are conscious of it, then it becomes a choice."  We often hear ourselves (and overhear others) wanting to create change in our lives; break a bad habit, let go of something that no longer is serving us.  These ideas of change can come in the form of declarations, statements, wishes, desires, and even complaints. Often, it is forgotten that change is a choice that we get to make for ourselves.  Practically everything we think and do is a choice, whether unconscious or conscious, automatic or deliberate, which is a hopeful thought in that we can alter them.  They are not set in stone.  I encourage you today, to think of your wishes, desires and complaints as a choice you are choosing to have.  If you don't like your thoughts and actions, you can change them, but only after making the choice to do so.  Accept the present moment and declare that you are choosing to change.  Be present with yourself.  Listen to the inner thoughts and voices.  Are they moving you closer or further from your desired outcome?  If the answer is the latter, choose to make a change.  This change can look a million different ways.  Get creative and know that you have the power to create your future.  This may seem overly simplistic, however, try it out for a day and see what it's like to make more conscious choices about what is going on in your life.  Enlist the help of others, talk to friends/family, get feedback, do some trial and error, troubleshoot.  Opt to take change into your own hands and be amazed by what you can create with the power of choice.