Updated: Sep 23, 2022
Change can be stressful for all of us. It is up to us to handle our perceptions of it so we can embrace it and move with it.
How to Handle Change
You probably heard of the saying " No one likes change right?" Well you're right But the only thing that is consistent in life is change. Sometimes this can make you feel powerless and uncomfortable with change. It's like we get it everything changes, but it doesn't tell us why or how to cope with it. Its normal that with change comes fear, anxiety right? So how do harness the fear that comes with the constant aspect of life that is change?
We're introduced to change the moment we are born. When you think of a moment we are born. When you think of a moment of change you remember what you were doing and how it impacted you. That is the point of origin of change.
There are two forms of change, planned, however results can be unexpected and unplanned. What follows change are four steps which journeys you through navigating it, to growth
Denial: This can be due to a loss of a loved one, loosing your job (financial), However mind blowingly emotional pain only lasts 20-minutes. This being said it is important to feel your emotions but if you feel like you can't move past them then it is important to make sure it isn't self-inflicted.
Maintenance, managing a new you: Never compare your life to what it was yesterday or anyone else's. There is no such thing as normal. you can find healing, find your journey, and find yourself.
Growth: Every single person is broken in some form. But you can be repaired and those experiences turn to gold and create growth. You don't know who can learn from you and your experiences.
Some of the most successful people are able to be flexible, face fears and are able to redirect their energy. Feeling fearful doesn't eradicate change. Harnessing the fear and embracing change, and making that energy work for you is where the healing starts.
It's Important to remember a few key tips when dealing with change
Be Flexible, learn to embrace change. When we first encounter change, its easy to put a defense that keeps us as far away from change as possible. But in order to be happy and fully accept life it is to embrace it.
Face your fears, Push yourself out of your comfort zone. If your'e scared to readjust to a new job, meeting new people, doing things alone, etc. Understand that vulnerability is scary for everyone because it opens the door for that scary word "change" Understand that we would be happier if we started facing these fears. So embrace the objectivity of fear. Observe from a backseat and learn to let it go.
Focus on what you can control, Life isn't linear. It goes left when we want to go right or sometimes even make a U-turn. We can't control the weather or the other peoples actions, reactions, or perceptions.
But from all of this you are more prepared the next time change comes in and moves the direction of where you're heading. Change is a powerful thing, and through every experience your'e creating a new You. Learn to embrace all you are and increase your understanding of yourself to better handle things just 1% better next time. Once you understand these basic tips I guarantee you will be better suited when change happens in your life.
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