…well, they are called growing pains for a reason. Yes, change and growth sometimes hurt and it’s why we are so resistant to it. But the ironic thing about change is we fear it just as much as we desire it ( for example take note of the ‘changes’ we desire on January 1st every year)!
However, change is inevitable and if we fight against it, we can sabotage any chance to achieve success and abundance in life. Sound a little dramatic? Well, change certainly can be dramatic and is a significant part of life. Regardless of if we are a willing participant or not, change is gonna come!
Here are 3 ways to help embrace change:
- Acknowledge the fear and challenge it. If we admit we are fearful, it’s not so bad because we know it’s there. We can even use it that fearful energy flowing through us to challenge ourselves to stretch even further. If you find yourself a fearful divorced woman at age 50, now could be the best time to sell the house and buy that loft in the city you dreamed of living in ‘one day.’
- Be open to possibility. Don’t get attached to any certain outcome as a result of change. Often times the most memorable events in life are the ones we didn’t expect or plan.
- Take it easy on yourself. Sometimes when massive change in life occurs ( such as the loss of a job, relationship or spouse), we can feel as if life is sweeping us up in a whirlwind. To help absorb the ‘shock’ it is a good idea to take it easy on you. Get plenty of rest, eat good meals and if cash allows, have someone clean your apartment or home so you can spend time to regroup.
Change has it’s benefits especially when you discover new insight on yourself and your perspective on the world around you.