Fear is by far the most powerful emotion that humans experience. When faced with the prospect of change, we feel scared, worried, anxious, and worried about the future. These feelings are natural. We all experience them, and it's not necessarily a bad thing.
But fear can become a force for bad in our lives:
● For example, some people are scared of trying new things, even when strong evidence supports it.
● Others are afraid to make mistakes, so they stick to their routine even when it no longer serves them.
● And still others are afraid of getting fired from their jobs even when they're one of the best people on their team.
On the flip side, change is inevitable and positive change requires facing your fears and trusting that the outcome will be worth it.
Whether you've just moved to a new city, or you're facing a big decision in your life, try to keep an open mind and face your fears head-on. By facing your fears, you'll only grow stronger.
Keep these tips in mind for surviving any change:
1. Accept change and understand that it is inevitable. Many people fight the overwhelming fact that change is part of life. They try to hide from change or force it to go away. But change is inevitable, so it is essential to accept it and embrace it.
● Besides, you have a far better chance of success if you use your energy to embrace change rather than fight against it. To accept change, expect it even when things are going well. If you live in expectation of it, any change can be an opportunity for growth.
2. Prepare yourself for unfamiliar situations. Change tends to happen when you're not looking for it. When unexpected problems arise, you can use them as opportunities.
● For example, a layoff can open up new doors. That doesn't mean those changes are any less painful when they occur.
3. Make sense of what you require to deal with the change. When you face an unexpected change, it can be difficult. It can be downright scary. But you can find peace by learning about your specific change.
● Read books on the subject, talk to people who have faced similar situations, and seek professional help. Knowledge is power and can help you meet the unknown with confidence.
● And when you learn as much as you can about the change, you can feel a bit hopeful even when the situation seems bleak at the moment.
4. Localize your change. With so much going on in the world today, even your best plans can flop. Survival is more challenging now than ever before. Rather than make a grand plan, why not break your change down into manageable chunks?
● That way, if you run into problems, you can refocus on those smaller goals. Smaller, manageable chunks not only reduce stress but also keep you from feeling overwhelmed.
5. Take good care of yourself. It's easy to neglect your welfare when in the thick of change. But put yourself first! Find things you enjoy, whether exercising, listening to soothing music, or exploring a new hobby.
● Having a healthy outlet for stress will not only help you survive but will also relieve your anxiety, allowing you to think more clearly.
There is no denying that change is a part of life. But by embracing the changes, you can make them more manageable. With enough forward-thinking, your change will be easier to endure and help you grow stronger.