As the season changes, so do many things in our lives. It can be from the smallest things to the big ones. Indeed, change is inevitable, and not all of us are good at dealing with changes in our lives.
The thing is, since it is inevitable, it is essential that we know how to flow with it. Just like how the leaves turn brown this season, we must learn how to adapt to change. Only then will we be able to live and live a happy life.
After all, change is not always bad. There are positive changes happening in our lives too!
Here, I will share with you some effective tips for dealing with change.
When it comes to dealing with change, we are so caught up in fighting it. I think it’s a natural response because change, especially a bad one, is hard to accept. However, the best way to deal with it is to accept it, because regardless, it will happen in your life. Don’t fight; instead, acknowledge it by saying to yourself, “things are changing, and that’s good.” You can repeat this as many times as you can, or you can even write it down to serve as a reminder.
Know That Good Change Can Be Stressful
For better or worse, change can be stressful. That is why even if there are positive changes in your life, you may wonder why you feel stressed. Don’t beat yourself up over it, though. Know that stress is just your body’s way of reacting to change. So, it’s totally okay to feel stressed even when something good has happened—it’s normal.
Stick to a Routine
Unless the change is in your routine, then it is important to stick to a regular schedule. Go about your day as usual. When you wake up in the morning, do your morning ritual. Do what you have to do and be done with it. Your routine will serve as your anchor in the midst of the changes taking place in your life. It reminds you that some things are still the same and will put your mind at rest.
Focus On Your Values
Remind yourself of what is important in your life. It can be the family you have, the friends around you, your job, pets, and even the smallest things in your life. Put them in focus when you are feeling influenced by the changes happening in your life.
In addition, reflect on your personal values to help you rise above the change that is taking place. It is best if you can spend time writing about a time when a specific value you have affected you in a positive way.
Find Humor In The Situation
Trying to find something funny in an unfunny moment is a great way to create the levity you need to see things from a different perspective. It can also help make other people feel better. However, don’t make other people’s fights a laughing matter. Do it only for your struggles, not for others. You never know how they really feel inside!
Now is an appropriate time to talk about how to deal with changes. September is the month when the seasons change in either the northern or southern hemisphere. As the colors in your environment change and the weather either grows or warms, change is here.
You need to move on with it, otherwise, you will be stuck in a past that is no longer relevant.