7 Ways to Better Deal With Change
Change, well it’s inevitable in life. In fact, it’s one of the most constant things that we can count on happening in our day to day lives. Most people fear change and not only that, worry about it before it even happens. Instead of worrying about change, here are 7 ways to better deal with it and come out on the positive side:
1. Acknowledge the change
Simply acknowledging that a change is happening in your life is much better than constantly fighting it. Denial may make you feel good for a short period of time, but the change is inevitable and will make for a much larger problem when you are forced to address it.
2. Eat healthy
Change often leads to stress – which then can lead to stress eating. Normally when we stress eat it’s not healthy foods, but instead heavy carbs and sugars, which only make us feel good for a short period of time. Try and eat healthy in order to keep your mind and body feeling good throughout the change.
3. Find the positive
Our instinct is to find all of the problems with an ensuing change, but there are likely positive attributes if we go looking for them. The old adage “when one door closes, another opens” has held true for centuries!
4. Be proactive
We feel helpless when we are in a “reactive” state, it almost feels like things are out of our control. But if we can take a “proactive” approach to change, we’ll feel in charge and ready to deal!
5. Get out of your head
Our brains love running through scenarios about all of the bad that could happen with change. Take time to get out of your head and take a step back from the situation. A great way to do this is through daily meditation (try MeditateBot – free).
6. Remember your past successes
This isn’t the first time that you’ve dealt with change in your life – so think back to those big changes that you’ve already gone through and how much stronger you are on the other end of them.
7. Find the humor
Laughter has been shown to help many of life’s little ailments, and change is no different. You know what makes you laugh (a funny video, book, movie, etc.) so take the time to have a good laugh. Once you are back in that happy mood, then you can take that positive energy and inject it into dealing with the change at hand.
About the author: Eric is a co-founder at The Mindful Tech Lab where he focuses on creating self care technology to help millions of people around the world improve their body and mind. He is a strong proponent of positive psychology and enjoys reading, writing, and sharing the benefits to help others live their own best life.