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step 10: maintain + preserve

The hardest time to show up for ourselves is when things start to feel better.

Because let's admit it, there’s not much incentive to change when we’re not feeling uncomfortable anymore. It takes a lot of work to create and maintain new, healthier habits and that becomes challenging when we have limited time, money and energy to spare.

When we finally decide to invest in ourselves and start experiencing improvements, we may say: “Great! I did it. I’ve solved my problem. Glad to be done with that!” But we quickly realize that if we do not maintain our new patterns and start slipping back into our old ones, we will start to experience the discomfort that got us here in the first place: emotional reactions that we regret later, strained relationships in multiple aspects of our lives, confusion, loss of self, and eventually full-on burnout.

At ming+ming, we define maintenance as time, money and energy. It takes at least one, if not all of them, to maintain + preserve our well being. This is the investment that is needed to live a life that we are enjoying, not only sustaining.

If you are like most of us, time, money and energy are the commodities we lack the most. And without these things, we’re left feeling like we can’t invest back into ourselves because we have nothing left to give. Meaning it's imperative that we are intentional with how we use these limited assets.

If you can relate to these feelings, know that you are not alone. Our 11 steps on how to change your life will give you the clarity you need to know where to start investing your precious time, money and energy. These are the steps we have applied to our own lives and we can tell you that after applying our tools, we have seen a significant change in gaining back our time, money and energy - things we once thought we couldn’t afford to spare.

The ming+ming steps helped us clarify how we were using our energy and how we were applying it in the wrong places, like people pleasing or limiting our identities to the roles we play. These steps also helped us address the root cause of where we were spending our money, like prioritizing purchases that only benefit us superficially or caring more about how we are perceived on the outside instead of how we feel on the inside. And finally the steps gave us a deeper understanding on how we spend our time, like working overtime to prove our worth, scrolling or binge watching to distract ourselves, and over-committing to satisfy the needs of others before our own.

If you too are looking for real sustainable change, then the ming+ming 11 steps will give you clarity by addressing the root cause and give you deeper understanding on where your stuckness lies so you can maintain your wellness with more ease and preserve the quality of your life for as long as possible.

When we fall back into old patterns, or life throws us another difficult challenge, these 11 steps help get us back on track without the spiraling, second guessing, or feeling overloaded with guilt and disappointment.

We’re not going to lie, it's a hard and long journey. There are no boxes to be checked off and discarded at the end of the day. Even when things start to get better, we still need the time, money and energy to maintain our new habits and to preserve our new health benefits. At ming+ming, we make the maintenance easier so you can preserve longer. Keep showing up for yourself and see how you can start changing your life with the ming+ming 11-step process.

With love,

Ming-Wai + Ming-Cee

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