Five Things I Do to Deal with Change
Change is inevitable yet at times it can throw us off guard. Even when change is good how do we deal with it?
This is how I do change:
1) Identify initial reaction and embrace it.
Knowing how I feel about something is empowering and imperative for me to work through what 'it' all means. Wether I need to yell, cry or take my own 'time out', I do it. Often times when change happens we can react our own fears and confusion of emotions on others. I try my best to react in a safe and appropriate environment.
2) Grieve the loss/change.
When things change on me, it often means there was something else I thought would happen. We can't ignore that part of ourselves, but we can't let it rule us either. Take a moment to feel those emotions, light a candle, blow it out and move on.
3) Make a game plan.
Nothing makes me feel out of control than not having a plan. Plans can alter and change, but ultimately I thrive by putting a plan for the change in place as soon as possible. Wether it's making a daily schedule, or a few fun goals, I thrive by challenging myself with new ideas, goals, routines etc.
Change is always good if we embrace it fully. Just because something isn't as you thought it would be doesn't mean that our original expectations are better than the reality. Reality is what you make it. If something is different than I thought, I make use of the different.
5) Declare it!
When something changes and I am walking in the change, I have learned that shouting it from the rooftops is an amazing way for me to walk in positivity and enthusiasm.