a traveling Wife: How You Can Adapt To Change Quickly

How You Can Adapt To Change Quickly

Friday, April 1, 2016

Life changes all the time - every year, every day, even every hour. Let's embrace it! Take a moment to learn how you can adapt to change quickly with ease. 

You guys, so much change is happening. Spring has finally sprung and today marks the first day of April. And let's not even talk about the dreaded Instagram changes. Basically, the world is coming to an end!

Change is inevitable but it doesn't always have to have a negative connotation. Change is sometimes, or most often times, a good thing. Regardless, a mere mention of change can bring on all types of negative emotions at first. A sense of concern sets in until you are sure that this particular change can actually be a positive.

So while we are all experiencing our own changes, here are a few steps to help you adapt to those changes quickly.

I'm a huge fan of square breathing. Square breathing is a great technique to use when you are feeling stressed, tense, or overwhelmed. All you need to do is count to four - inhale for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, exhale for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, and repeat until you feel a sense of calm. I have been using this technique for years.

Don't be instinctive.
When change is first brought on, it's instinctive to run. Again, we put so much negative emphasis on change and we don't like negativity. Instead of running away, take a step back to assess the situation. What is the change? How will it affect you?

Acknowledge the change.
This step falls immediately after taking a step back to assess the situation. No one has ever been able to successfully ignore an elephant in the room, don't try and ignore inevitable change. Acknowledge what the change is and what can come of it.

Educate yourself.
Will this new change require you to learn new techniques? If so, don't wait. Start learning right away. This will help you ease into the new transition quickly without much effort. Perhaps the change is moving to an unfamiliar town. Look up where stores you frequent are, where gyms are, research clubs you could join, etc. Make your transition that much easier up front rather than waiting.

Accept the change and move on with life, because a new change will hit you soon. Enjoy the ride of life!
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Do you have any tips for dealing with change?
What are some new changes that you are experiencing?