Many of us are faced with change in our lives and the more we try to resist change, the harder it is to deal with it. Change is actually inevitable, as ultimately nothing will stay the same and it’s worth bearing in mind that sometimes positive and good changes can cause stress and anxiety. Changes can be caused by starting a new job, the end of a relationship, going to university, moving to a different place or losing someone very close to you. Sometimes we are aware that a change will occur whereas at other times it may come upon us suddenly and unexpectedly. It’s essential that you don’t avoid what is happening and bury your head in the sand. In the latest article from Becoming Aware, based in Eastbourne, East Sussex, we investigate this topic in more detail and look at ways of how you can accept change and move forwards.
Questions you should ask yourself about the changes in your life
· How do I feel – happy, sad, excited, petrified or angry?
· Am I overreacting to the situation?
· Have I understood the changes correctly?
· Should I be looking at the situation differently?
· Could I cope better if I had more information?
· Can I look at the situation from another angle?
· Is there an opportunity for me here?
Understanding the situation will help to dispel the uncertainty
Understanding and being aware of the situation will help you to lessen the stress and anxiety caused by the uncertainty. Gather as much information as necessary so that you focus on the most important aspects. Try to be patient, as it will take time to adapt and believe in yourself that you will be able to cope with it. Inevitably you will have to put your toes into the water and test yourself.
How to accept change?
· Embrace change and don’t be afraid of it
· Think positively
· Accept it and don’t fight it
· Look at and explore the benefits of change
· Keep to your regular routine as much as possible
· Eat healthily, exercise and get enough sleep
· Write down the positives
· Be proactive, not reactive
· Have fun, relax and take a break
· Seek help from a qualified practitioner
Create an easier transition by acknowledging and accepting the change
You can’t change what is happening but you can change how you feel about it and changing how you feel, will change the experience. The more able you are to acknowledge and accept the change, the easier the transition will be.
How can Becoming Aware help you to accept change?
If you feel that you need to seek the help of a professional, Karen Hoad from Becoming Aware is a qualified and experienced Mental and Emotional Healing & Wellbeing Practitioner. She has vast experience in helping people who are fearful of change and can help you to focus on the solution rather than the problem. Karen can guide you and give you the help and support you may need and is able to work remotely, so that wherever you are in the world, please call Karen on 07766 427966 for a free without obligation chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Change is the only constant.”