Change is so hard because it entails giving up something we've become fond of in our lives. We may know that it's time to give "it" up, but this "it" still has a grip on our affections.
To make the transition easier, imagine the affection, fondness, and warmheartedness you'll feel when the new change you seek is fully integrated into your life. Go there in your mind. Picture yourself changed, and try and muster up a new affection in advance. It can help make your transition easier.