Notes To My Younger Self:
Part of your brain will be inclined to repeat things that are familiar. It doesn’t care about comfort, fulfillment, peace or joy; only what’s familiar, since it perceives “the unfamiliar” as a threat. Your brain’s job, above all else, is too survive. Even if it hurts, or isn’t good for you, your brain will seek familiarity at all costs. Seeing the unfamiliar as prey, your brain will unleash every tool in its arsenal—fear, doubt, anxiety, negative thoughts, denial—to run off the unfamiliar. Even if the unfamiliar brings joy, peace, passion, excitement, love, breaks from patterns that are holding you back. In your brain, familiar equals safe. Not necessarily satisfying, functional and joyful.
E.L. Chappel author of Spirit Dance/Storm Makers/Coming very soon: The Surge
It’s no wonder why change is so scary and hard.
aka The Glamorous Wife