Dealing with Change

When we are born, we are wired to feel comfortable with our surroundings and adapt to our environment. We learn many things as we grow, many of them unconsciously. Then life happens and things begin to change. This is when we have to adapt and learn to deal with whatever life throws our way.

Life is full of changes, in almost every corner. As we go through life, we realize how inevitable change becomes and that it is going to happen, whether we like it or not. However, we may not want to accept this and resist the changes needed.

Changes can take something away or add something new to our lives. We may experience pain, discomfort, fear, and various challenges in dealing with them. Alternatively, when changes are perceived to be good we experience feelings of joy and gratitude. Continue reading

As we know, change is a constant in our lives, even if we don’t always welcome it. Unless we initiate the change on our own, it can initially feel unwanted and unpleasant, so we try to avoid it, sometimes to an extent that causes pain to ourselves and others.

We are creatures of habit. We are simply built to go for things that we are used to versus things that are unfamiliar to us. It is an unconscious guidance system that seeks to keep us safe from harm, and anything new or ‘different’ is perceived as a threat. Therefore, if that is how we are, it is understandable to feel resistant to change initially, especially if the change is one that is unplanned and disruptive.

However, change is paradoxically one of life’s constants, and we can make change work for us. We can befriend it, not constantly resist it. We can look at the changes we go through in life more positively, and although they can set us back or even catch us off-guard, they can still play a beneficial role in our lives. Continue reading