Channel Your Energy into Change
Change isn’t always easy to deal with. In fact more often than not we avoid it. Why? Because it’s easier to let things just run along as they are – even if we’re not particularly satisfied with the way it’s all going.
But if we don’t learn to embrace change we’ll end up feeling stuck and ultimately frustrated. So what can we do to make change easier on ourselves? Here are some tips to help you get out of that comfort-zone rut:
How to embrace change
- Don’t waste time on looking back. Concentrate on what the future holds and make concrete plans for it. You can’t change the past but you can do something about the present.
- Think big. If your goals and challenges are too small you may consider them hardly worth doing and before you know it, apathy has set in. Having big goals is exciting and gives you something to work towards.
- Take risks. Not being prepared to take risks is a bit of a risky strategy in itself. For it means you’ll never progress and make out of your life what you could have. No-one wants those regrets.
- Don’t do it alone. Speak to others who’ve been where you are whether it’s going for a new job, moving to a new location or taking the plunge and getting engaged. You won’t be the only one who’s embarked on such decision making and more often than not people are willing to share their own experiences and help.
- Admit your fear of change. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. In fact you’d be unwise not to feel apprehensive about big life changes. By admitting to yourself your fear you’re taking control of the situation rather than the other way around.
- Look for the good. Change isn’t always positive of course but usually, if we look hard enough, we can find something good from it – even if that’s just managing to get on with whatever new circumstances life has thrown up.
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