Mastering the Ability of Welcoming and Adjusting to Change

Signs of your resistance to change

Welcome and adapt to change is easier said than done. On paper, all you have to do is look at the positive aspects of what is happening and then decide to adjust yourself accordingly. However, in the process of experiencing change, it is easy to find yourself trapped or not changing enough.

If you encounter any of the following situations, you may be trying to adapt to the changes:

  • Overwhelming sadness
  • Lack of interest in things you previously liked
  • Frequent insomnia
  • Feeling nervous, nervous, and/or irritable.
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Loss of appetite or increased appetite
  • Avoid all important duties and responsibilities
  • Physical symptoms, such as teeth grinding or stomach pain

You don't have to have all these signs to know that you are trying to change your life. Sometimes you may have a clear sign, and sometimes it is a mixture of different symptoms. It is best to take the time to understand how you are feeling in order to better adapt to any changes you are going through. You should also remember that if you are not sure about any symptoms, you can always consult a doctor or therapist.

Why you resist change

The reasons for your resistance to change may not always be obvious. Sometimes you think that you have handled the change well, but then you realize that you have some unresolved issues in the change. According to scientists, you may refuse to change for the following reasons:

  • You feel like you are out of control. Any unplanned changes may make you feel like you’re out of control because you don’t know what other changes might happen.
  • It is human nature to say "no" than to say "yes" quickly. This is because your mind also needs time to adjust and prepare for change, and you may not always have this luxury.
  • Change may challenge your abilities. When you plan and commit to something, you do it because you think you have the ability to achieve your goals. However, any change may force you to do things differently. This may make you question whether you can still achieve your goals in different ways.
  • Past changes. If you have made a change in the past but it did not work well, you may feel tired when you face another similar change. You might feel that change always happens before failure.

The art of welcoming and adapting to change

After understanding the signs of resistance to change and understanding why you might be afraid of any changes in your life, the next thing you should learn is how to deal with any changes in your life. You can learn the art of welcoming and adapting to change in the following ways:

1. Understand the benefits of change

The first thing to understand is that as any change brings chaos, it also brings many benefits. If you carefully adjust yourself through changes, you may gain the following benefits:

  • Personal growth. According to experience, growth does not happen in your comfort zone, but through the challenges you experience in life.
  • Agility. Accepting changes early can prepare you for other changes that are inevitable in your life later.
  • You are ready for life. Accepting this change is normal and will make you enjoy life more because you realize that you are not always in control.
  • New beginning. Before you choose, you may never know where a new path will lead you.

2. Accept the changes

Accepting the change is more than just sitting down and saying: "I have accepted this change and will continue to move forward." It's far away. Accepting change is a process that you need to be conscious and cautious about. Here are five things you should make sure to do to make sure you accept the change instead of ignoring it:

  • Acknowledge your feelings. As John Green put it cleverly, "Pain needs to be felt.". It is best not to obliterate your feelings, but to learn to recognize them. If you feel sad, please take a moment to feel sad and move on. If you feel happy, take some time to celebrate and understand what makes you so happy.
  • Don't react. There is a difference between acting and reaction. When you react, you are reacting to everything that happens in life without thinking. When you take action, you need to take the time to carefully consider your options and make a logical decision. Learn to take a breath or take a break, then come back and make a decision.
  • Adapt to uncertainty. Sometimes, changes in our lives may leave us without some urgently needed answers. Therefore, accepting change may mean that you have to continue your life without guarantees. As mentioned above, you should remind yourself that you cannot always control everything. Accept the change and calmly wait for the answers you need.

3. Pay attention to your mental, social and emotional health

To master the ability to welcome and adapt to change, you must also realize that you need some outside help. When your mental or emotional state is not at its best, you will find it more difficult to adapt to changes. There are some steps you can take to control your mental, social, and emotional state, including:

  • Visit some of your friends or family members and laugh. Scientists believe that a good sense of humor can reduce your stress level. This will make you feel refreshed and able to cope with any changes that occur.
  • Ask your support system for help. When you can’t cope with any changes, having a support system will ensure that someone is always holding your hand and going through the changes with you.
  • Do something to relax your mind. Whether it's a walk, a nap, or even let yourself indulge in some comfort food. Then your mind will be able to rest and think better.

Adapting to change is always easier said than done. Although it may feel difficult at first, it will always become more manageable.

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