Coping with change is not easy. Yet, the process is empowering and refreshing. When you step back and realize that change is inevitable and embrace new perspectives, relationships, and situations, your mind, body, and spirit will grow.
While you may be initially disoriented by the prospect of change, expect to experience pendulum-like swings of emotions from pessimism to optimism. This is positive as it gives evidence that your mind is beginning to recognize the healthy attributes of change. Do not attempt to suppress your emotions. Let them surface and manage them one by one. The process is therapeutic and empowering. In due time, your mind will shift from what you have lost to what might be gained. Do not rush the process. Be patient. If the acceptance of change takes longer than you wish, don’t fret. Remember, coming to grips with change is a gradual process. The final stage is your acceptance of change.
Acceptance is essential to thrive in today’s uncertain world where change is the only constant. It allows you to make new discoveries and achievements in your life and to feel more fulfilled and motivated.
When you learn how to embrace change, it opens up doors that were previously closed off—and these doors are filled with opportunities for growth and fun!
Be prepared for continuous change by being flexible, open-minded, and willing to try new things that may challenge your ideas about the world around you. Acceptance does not mean that you have entirely moved on from your prior situation, but it does signify that it is time to put the past behind you and explore, learn, and grow.
Coping with change…you are now ready!