In life, we always encounter changes; looking back, nothing remains the same. This shows us that we cannot control everything, which can trigger anxiety. Unpleasant changes in particular can stress people out: a breakup, the loss of a job, the loss of a loved one. It is interesting that many changes are brought about consciously when you are unhappy with the situation. In this article we will give you 4 tips on how to better deal with change.
But first to the question of why it is actually so difficult for us to adapt to change. This is mainly because we have built up old habits that have become anchored in our subconscious. Since we know this habit, it gives us security and a certain confidence. Having a lot of courage and confidence makes it easier to deal with changes in life. What can you do if you are in the middle of a, perhaps unplanned, phase of change?
It is perfectly normal to have feelings of fear, sadness or panic associated with change. It is important that you notice all the feelings and reactions of your body and name them without judging them. Trying to suppress the feelings or hold back tears will only make it worse. Repressions should be avoided because these emotions may return later in an even stronger form or make you physically ill. Journaling can be a good method, especially when you need to sort out your thoughts. Maybe it will also help you to talk to someone about it.
Changes often increase stress levels in the body, so it's important that you know how to relax. To reduce stress, sports and exercise, regular mindfulness training, meditation, breathing exercises or yoga are suitable. When you use these techniques, it reduces the release of cortisol in our body and the "rest nerve" is activated. Even if you don't have time or find it difficult to relax on hectic days, take at least 5-10 minutes for yourself.
When one door closes, another one opens. Everyone has certainly heard of this saying. Whether the change is good or bad, use it as an opportunity to find something positive in the new situation. If you lost your job or ended a long-term relationship, you can still see it as a new beginning. In a few years you will be able to look back and smile.
Each small change could lead you step by step to yourself: Think about what changes have made you who you are today? What opportunities have they opened up for you? Even if some experiences didn't take you far, you still grew from them. You can write down what you are grateful for during this period of change. Because without rain there is no sun.
We hope that no matter what situation may come, you learn to deal with it and that these tips have helped you!
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