Change is pretty much the only constant in life, the one thing we can rely on. Those who have trouble with change will need to learn to cope with it or embrace it, because they will never be able to stop it. For this reason, taking change in our stride and becoming competent, interesting, engaged people is absolutely the best course of action to follow, even if it can sting a little.
Anxious feelings can arise at the end of a relationship, or when taking on a new job and moving to a new city, or perhaps striking out a one to start your new business. This anxiety is not always clinically improper, because this emotional state can help us stay sharp and aware that the future is not guaranteed. For this reason, it’s important to try and become as stable and pioneering as you can, looking to the future with optimism.
In this post, we’ll discuss how that may be possible. Let’s get started:
New Life Utilities
It’s good to brush that dirt off your shoulder and think about what you’ll need going forward after change comes knocking. This might involve replenishing your wardrobe with a few choice items (like a blazer, new shoes, and new accessories), as well as purchasing larger life implements, such as a vehicle on par with a GMC Sierra 1500. Life utilities can help you replenish your approach to life, even if that simply means purchasing a gym membership, or a members pass to your local swimming pool. The more you can embrace change in this way, and let it better you, the less scary it seems.
A New Pursuit
It’s a healthy idea to go for a new pursuit that can help you move through change and make some sense of it. You might begin journaling, for example, to help catalog your days and more readily get your opinions out on paper. You may decide to focus on going out and socializing, such as by joining a hiking club and seeing what friends you can meet that way. A new pursuit is a great way to set off a new milestone, and it has more internal and external positive effect than you may at first imagine.
Investing In Yourself
Investing in yourself and your future means more than just purchasing things, but in figuring out what direction you would like to go in, and what skills you would like to develop. You’d be surprised to know that you have more potential than you could ever be aware of, and so taking the initiative and figuring out how to move forward isn’t always so bad of an idea. It might take some soul searching, some journaling and some willingness to try something new without knowing where things will go, but taking a new skills training course, starting an online degree, or simply applying for that job at the surf shop can help you invest in yourself and more importantly, set your own challenge.
With this advice, we hope you can define your new normal even after an intensive life change.