Wait a minute! Never mind HOW to deal with change!
And the answer is .... because change is coming.
Change is always coming.
And whether you look forward to a change or dread it, change triggers powerful effects in your body and your emotions (sometimes called "stress!"). You can increase your sense of control and steer your life into positive territory when you know how to deal with change.
So, nix the go-with-the-flow attitude. That just sets you up for a lifetime of stress, anxiety, pain, and fear.
Coping? Not enough. As long as you are just coping, your have limited choices. You feel trapped and victimized. Cocooned and isolated, you miss out on many opportunities.
Maybe you'd rather fight the change. Fueled by anger and frustration, you sap your strength and find yourself lonely and, once again, victimized.
Before learning these 7 tips for how to deal with change ....
I'm going to give you seven tips on how to deal with change, but first, I'm asking you to change your thinking. The 7 tips work best when you make these adjustments.
Easier said than done? Maybe.
But when you consciously choose to think this way, you experience a positive difference in how you deal with change.
Ready for more joy and a greater sense of well-being and fulfillment? Follow the tips below.
There's one more really important tip....
Communicate with supportive people who can help you deal with stress.
In the workplace, change is inevitable. Many people will look toward a workplace leader for help in coping with these changes. For a more in depth look at these tips, as well as a number of other leadership skills, check out the information about how personal and professional success is a result of becoming a more effective leader, which is part and parcel of dealing with change effectively.
Family and friends also provide important help to figure out how to deal with change. Talk to them, and listen. But you may need more focused help. Writing things down in a journal focuses your attention and clarifies your thoughts, leading to healthy decision making and greater life balance.
Writing about your internal processes in a regular and focused way is called journaling (not talking about keeping a log of your dailiy activities!)
An interesting thing about writing in a journal . . . You begin to respect yourself as one of the key supportive people in your own life.
You may already have a journal where you regularly record reflections on your life. If so, you can intensify the benefit by sharing that journal with a positive changes life coach or with other journalers. If you haven't begun a journal yet, I can help you get started. And it's all for free.
Learn more about free supported journaling with a simple click of the Free Online Journal button in the right column above!
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Dealing With Change
Knowing that it is part of life doesn’t make learning how to deal with change any easier or any more natural, does it? Here are 6 types of change you CAN learn to deal with ... especially if you find a good life coach!
What is A Life Coach? Among other things, a professional life coach helps you deal with change and manage the stress it brings to your life!
What Do Coaches Do? Coaches help people deal with change.
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