Are you afraid of change? Do you fight it? Change is inevitable, so why do we fight it? Change causes stress, and it does so even if the change is good. Why does it cause stress? Because it moves us from our current environment into a possibly unknown realm.
Our brain tells us things should stay the same and when we are faced with change it may put up roadblocks to that change. So we tend to seek out people and environments that will reinforce our current beliefs. However, if we don't allow change to happen, we can't move forward. We become stuck.
In order to get past the roadblocks that our brain sets up, we may have to allow ourselves to do a little freaking out, and then we have to change the way that we are looking at the change. Hmmm, I think there were two changes right there.
I have faced so many changes in my life and yes I have fought many of them, but I had to learn to accept the changes so that I could move forward. We all face changes. Some small and some really huge. Last week we talked about becoming "Suddenly Single". You can read that here. That is one of the huge changes we may face in our lives. Getting married, getting divorced, having children, becoming an empty nester, going back to work, losing a job, retiring....... These are all major changes, but small changes can also be difficult. Should I change my toothpaste? Should I wear a different hairstyle? Should I change my daily routine?.......... Well, you get the picture.
Change. It's inevitable.
I would love to hear how you face the changes in your lives. Do you need help now facing a change? Do you have advice to other women facing changes in their lives?