Change is a natural part of life, in some form or another it’s inescapable. However As much as change is natural and is sometimes necessary, even a good thing, the road to accepting it can be difficult at times. I think largely it’s because we’re all creatures of habit and we grow used to the same routine. Sometimes, life throws a spanner in the works and that routine becomes messed up and we panic. Our attitude towards change is linked closely to psychology, and is linked to our perceptions of change and our outlook.
As well as habits being hard to break, I believe fear of the unknown and of the future can really hold us back from embracing change. The future seems murky and out of our control. It is in one sense, as we have no control which is frightening but then you have to realise we’re all in charge of our own lives. We all make a multitude of decisions every single day which have a snowball effect. I think by talking about these fears and rationalising them, it helps build a healthier attitude towards change and it stops it from seeming like an impossible obstacle.
Lastly, I think one of the hardest areas when coming to changes is within our relationships with other people. It’s always hard losing someone who has been important in your life, whether this is just the end of a friendship, breakup or something else. I know I’ve been really thinking about this since one of my closest friends is moving away in a few months and I’m going to miss her so much. This will inevitably change my life in so many ways so I’m trying to adjust to the idea everyday, to make it slightly easier on myself. Who am I kidding? I’m going to bawl.
I feel like a motivational speaker right now so I think I’ll stop here haha.
What are some of your experiences with changes? & how have you dealt with them? would love to chat with you guys!
Until next time,