When was the last time someone said to you “you’ve changed?”
I can almost guarantee that the words were not used in a positive context.
Whenever you decide to behave in a way that confronts how people closest to you view you, you will feel the pressure to remain the same.
You see, the world around you needs you to remain stable so it can categorize you. And you oblige by staying in your groove until it becomes a rut.
Do you know studies have shown in some cases when one partner in a relationship loses weight the other partner can’t handle it. This happens because there is a change in behavior that is outside the norm of the relationship.
This is the reason that if you’ve ever traveled alone or spent time away from your environment you’re able to take on a different persona. Because your new, temporary location doesn’t have any notion or expectation of who you are.
The next time someone tells you ‘you’ve changed,’ you can choose to fight against it and argue why you haven’t, or you can embrace it, knowing that you’re working hard to do so.