Beauties, here’s a fab piece from our wellbeing contributor Sonia Greyson Newman about to navigate changes in your life.
“The only thing in life that is constant is change”– Heraclitus
This is one of my favourite quotes.
Change is a constant phenomenon of life. Change is inventible and without change we are stagnant. If we take cues from nature, we see that change is always occurring. Not only do we move from season to season but evolution is continuous.
Change happens every day, from what may seem as an insignificant moment to mammoth events. Change can be elective or out of our control. We may decide that we want to do things differently or change may be forced upon us via a situation such as, at work or within our family.
Change is not always easy, even when it is our choice. It takes us out of our comfort zones and because of this, it is our natural inclination to resist. Think of the changes that you may have gone through in the past. How did you manage? Were there any areas for growth? Where did you excel? In hindsight, what would you do differently? Do you slip into negative behaviour patterns when you are faced with a challenge?
Change can either be easy or it can be challenging. It is plausible that we as individuals may also have to change in order to adapt and develop new skills and a different outlook in life.
How we navigate and approach change is through our mindset. I adopt the mindset that change is inevitable and expected in life. I try and seek out the opportunities that may present themselves with any given situation, have an optimistic outlook and always reminding myself that every cloud has a silver lining.
Tips To Get You Through Change
- Don’t struggle on your own, it’s ok to seek help and support from friends, mentors or coaches
- Don’t stress over what you have no control over. Remember we may not have control over a situation, but you do have control over how react to it.
- Mediation, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Self-Care are tools to help guide you through change, providing clarity and easing stress.
- Research the area of change: fore-warned is fore-armed. Often the situation will seem worse the least information we have about it. Google can be a useful tool. Another strategy could be to write out the best and worse case scenarios and what strategies you would use to prepare for both.
- Go through change one step at a time. Even if you are not the driver of change, approaching change in stages if possible, can help guide us through gently.
Remember that change is a normal part of life. We are resilient beings, so as difficult as it may be, see change as an opportunity for experience and growth.
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