Why is change so difficult?
Change is not difficult; it just feels difficult because it is different from what we are accustomed to doing.
Here’s proof. Fold your arms. Now fold them in the opposite manner. Feel funny? That’s because you are not accustomed to it.
We do things because it “feels right”—regardless of how unsatisfactory or unsuccessful it is. Anything new will feel a little funny or awkward. You need to practice it a minimum of seven times before the brain makes new neural connections so it “feels right.”
Fold your arms in the manner in which you are not accustomed seven times in the next 24 hours. You will see how much more comfortable it then feels.
When we realize that anything new—and that includes change-—feels awkward or funny at first, it becomes less difficult.