How comfortable are you with change? How do you deal with change in your life? In general, do you see change as something to embrace or be feared?
Let’s say you have a goal you want to achieve, you have a well thought out plan on how to make it happen and you are working hard to achieve your desired outcome. Woo-hoo happy days!
Then suddenly you are faced with a big change in your life. You lose your job, you get a major job promotion, your relationship ends, you start a new relationship, a family member falls sick or you find out that your family is about to get an unexpected addition.
Suddenly everything changes.
Regardless of whether we view a change in a positive or negative light, it can send us into a tailspin and throw us off track.
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The world and each of us is constantly evolving.
Some of us embrace change more willingly than others. Some people thrive on change. It’s actually an important part of their overall life plan.
Others not so much! Some people like everything to stay the same.
Change can be unsettling but not changing comes with its own problems.
If you are stuck in a rut, it could be solely based on your refusal to seek out change or to embrace change with open arms when it seeks you out.
Because the changes in our lives can be dramatic, unexpected or so frequent it can be difficult dealing with change.
Often we learn new skills and coping strategies, just in time for things to change again!
Dealing with change doesn’t mean we necessarily have to be happy about the change itself. But we do need to find healthy ways of dealing with change in our life.
The truth is sometimes we only get comfortable with change because we have to. (Grieving comes to mind in this instance, losing someone or something we love can be one of the most difficult changes we have to deal with).
Here are some thoughts to take into consideration when it comes to change.…