Change can fill us with uncertainty, anxiety, stress, and fear. We are naturally hardwired to stick to what we know and have an innate desire to be in control of our lives. So, it is no wonder change feels overwhelming and why we may resist it.
Managing change and learning to embrace it are the most important actions you can take on your path to success. Change allows you to advance, grow and move forward in life. Being comfortable with and accepting change will pay off. Below are a few ways to welcome change and embrace it as part of your daily life.
A Flexible Mindset
One way to embrace change is to focus on your mindset and perspective. When you tell yourself that you want to be more open-minded and flexible, you will naturally be more willing to take on whatever arises in life, rather than feeling the need to resist it. This will help you in many aspects of your life and will allow you to be more accepting of others. If you allow yourself to go with the flow, you will be much more mentally and emotionally stable.
When you better understand your mind, you will be better at dealing with change. This may come from journaling your thoughts to observe them or meditating to let go of your attachment to them and learn to stay in control of negative thoughts and emotions.
One of the reasons we are naturally anxious and stressed about change is because of the uncertainty around it. We naturally tend to look for patterns to predict possible outcomes. When we are unable to, it makes us feel worried about what could happen. Instead of stressing about future, which for the most part is out of our control, it is important to focus on the present.
This way, you can take things as they occur and overcome obstacles along the way. This approach will minimize worrying about what could happen in the future. Staying present will lower your stress levels and feelings of fear while allowing you to be focused.
Choose to Learn
When you choose to accept change and look at it as a learning experience, you will be rewarded and find that there are tons of benefits to change. The wisdom and knowledge that you are able to gain from new experiences brought about by change are irreplaceable and necessary for success. The things you can learn about yourself and the world around you will leave you with more confidence in yourself for future endeavors.
Let Go of Attachments
When you are in the same career or live in the same place for years, it is inevitable that you will become attached to many aspects of your life. When some sort of change arises that forces you to stray from the norm, you will like you have to let go of something deep in your heart.
However, it is important to understand that the things that make you comfortable in life will still appear in other forms and stepping out of your comfort zone will be both rewarding and beneficial. This will take time but letting go of attachment and looking to new opportunities with excitement is a great way to feel more comfortable with change.