HOW TO EMBRACE CHANGE

18 April 2016


Pretty sure I'm not the only one who freaks out when change happens in any shape or form, right? That anything that deviates from a routine we have makes us start to worry a little. Okay, maybe that's just me, because I overthink everything. Even when I don't mean to...even when I don't even have my mind on whatever it is that I would be overthinking? Still overthinking. It's something I can't help, and it's really not fun because then it makes me feel both mentally and physically rubbish.

There are changes that have happened to me already this year, with some others to happen later this year which I'm both excited and terrified about. The thought of the unknown is a funny thing, isn't it? Change is something that happens whether we like it or not. And although that sounds a bit ominous, change doesn't necessarily need to be a bad thing. A lot of the time, it's not! Even if it's not a change for the best? It's a learning curve, a lesson in life. It helps us to grow. So how can we embrace changes in our lives, whether they be big or small?


If it's something you are not going to be thinking about a few years down the line? Try to zone out and focus on other things. Yes, it might sound difficult, but busy yourself with things. Go out with friends, watch a film you've wanted to see for ages...start a new creative project. Think about it this way - it's not that important, or big if it's not going to be around in 2+ years time. And if it's something pretty major? Then look at the positives that will come from it! Think of the opportunities that may flourish from said move, course, event or person.

I'll admit now that any kind of major change scares the bejeezus out of me. Anything that proves to me that I am in fact treading water and doing that just fine...it makes me start flapping about, and the realisation that things are in fact going to change whether I like it or not. But what can you do? Ride the wave.  And now I have that Miguel song stuck in my head. Anyway, it's true. We can't necessarily prevent those changes in our lives, as it's inevitable. But we can go along with it and see where it takes us, and where we take ourselves. It's surprising to look back at certain things in our lives and see what small (and big) things have got us to where we are. I know when I look at things from a slightly different perspective, it makes me feel proud to see certain things I've achieved.

So whether it's something on your blog, a big move to another house, another country? Welcome it with open arms. I don't even know what the point of this post was, but I suppose it's a way to help anyone (and remind myself) that we shouldn't be fearful of new stuff.

Can I have a quid for every single time I've said 'change' in this post? 

5 comments

  1. Whenever I notice my anxiety spike I can usually trace it back to a change, even if I'm not worried directly about the actual change itself. I really enjoyed this post! I definitely feel like your ideas can be applied to so many situations and they've definitely helped me look at a few things with a whole new perspective - so thank you :-)

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  2. Such an amazing read! I enjoyed reading it a lot! thank you for sharing :)

    xx Jamie | With Love, Jamie

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  3. Ah what a cute little inspirational post you have here! A really lovely read on a Tuesday morning. My mum always used to say 'will it matter in 5 years time?' and that's sort of become my mantra for all things change. Pretty much exactly the same as your 2+ year rule, eh!

    Katie. xx La Coco Noire

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  4. Loved reading this! I have a love/hate relationship with change, as do, I suppose, most people. I like the comfort in knowing that things can change but often feel filled with anxiety over change when things are going well and quietly ticking along. So odd!

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  5. This was a perfect post to read this week. I have a few huge changes coming up this year that I wasn't expecting at all and although I am scared I am embracing the change because I know it will lead to some amazing adventures =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

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