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Facing life changes – what to do when things can no longer be as they were?

Change is a constant companion on the journey of life. Whether anticipated or unexpected,

navigating transitions can be challenging. However, with the right mindset and strategies, you

can not only cope with change but also thrive in the face of it.

1. Acceptance as a starting point:

The first step in dealing with change is acceptance. Acknowledge that change is a natural part of life, and resisting it can lead to unnecessary stress. Embracing the idea that change is an opportunity for growth is better and helps you to adopt a more positive approach.

2. Understand your feelings:

Change often comes with a rollercoaster of emotions. Take time to recognize and understand

what you are feeling. Whether it;s excitement, fear, or a mix of emotions, acknowledging your

feelings is essential for managing them effectively.

3. Break down the change:

Rather than viewing change as one overwhelming event, break it down into smaller, more

manageable parts. Identify specific aspects of the change and focus on addressing them one

step at a time. This approach helps make the process less daunting.

4. Establish a support system:

During times of change, having a support system is invaluable. Share your thoughts and

feelings with friends, family, or a trusted colleague. Connecting with others can provide

different perspectives, emotional support, and sometimes even practical advice. It’s completely normal, that you can’t face the changes alone. If you feel like you need a therapy it’s also ok. It’s not a weakness, it’s a sign of your self-care.

5. Cultivate flexibility:

Flexibility is a key attribute in adapting to change. Understand that plans may need

adjustment, and be open to new possibilities. A flexible mindset allows you to navigate

uncertainties more gracefully.

No matter how big, changes are a big challenge for many people. The good news is that it

won’t be an eternity. Positive approach and good managing of your feelings will help you

adjust yourself to the new situation. Who knows, maybe it will turn out better than it was?


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