Conquering Change is not easy for any of us. By nature, we like structure, we like feeling comfortable, we like familiarity. Making changes can be daunting and overwhelming and yes, scary! However, in order to thrive in life and live the life we want, it is sometimes necessary to make changes and face the challenges head on.
Do you have changes looming in your life?
Perhaps you care considering:
- a new career
- retirement – or as I like to call it ‘The Lifestyle Change’
- a new relationship
- moving house
- dealing with loss
This quote from Jim Rohn resonated with me as I was contemplating how change can affect our mindset. To me, he is saying that WE ALL HAVE THE CHOICE to live a happier and fulfilled life. It won’t just happen but we have to make it happen.
Your life does not get better with chance, it gets better by change. – Jim Rohn
CONQUERING & CELEBRATING CHANGE
If you are facing major changes in your life it is quite normal to feel uneasy and anxious. I am reminded of my mother-in-law (MIL), who due to illness and the loss of her husband of 70 years, moved to an aged care home. My MIL had never wanted this and at 90 years old, living in the same house for over 40 years, the change was going to be monumental. We were all very concerned at how she would cope with such major changes in her life.
Fast forward almost two years and she is a different person who loves life and being involved in all the activities. Her attitude and acceptance to the changes that were necessary inspired us all. Yes, she was apprehensive at first but with our encouragement and support and the support of the staff, she has become rejuvenated and happy, which is a wonderful outcome.
If you are facing major changes or want to make some changes in your life, I would like to share some tips with you on making the process less stressful for you.
Tips to Conquering Change rather than Fearing it.
- Keep an open mind
- Have a plan
- Identify your fears and accept it is okay to be afraid
- Accept that change is part of life
- Take small steps to effect the changes to build self-confidence
- Believe in yourself
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help
What changes do you need to make in order to Thrive in Life? Join the conversation……
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