Change is in the air as hot summer days at the beach turn to crisp autumn evening walks through pumpkin patches. Fall is nature’s finest reminder that the passage of time and change are the constants that we can depend on whether we want to or not
Change isn’t always a welcomed event, but it is certain to come. While we can use time and energy trying to avoid it while staying in our comfortable little bubbles, it’s just a waste of valuable stamina and potential. While scary and sometimes painful, change is how we grow and become our best selves! What would our world be like without the change of seasons? Think about how our surroundings evolve and thrive because of change!
Take some advice from nature and learn to embrace change in order to thrive.
- Acknowledge the inevitable. It’s time to come to terms with the fact that things in your life are going to change on a continuous basis. You’re going to have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Once you learn to accept the fact, it will be much less anxiety provoking.
- Do away with expectations. The expectations that we place on things are typically what leads to our biggest letdowns. Let go of assumptions and let things be as they are.
- Lose control. We feel safest when we are in total control of everything in our lives. Well, that just isn’t possible. Easing up and allowing some things to play out naturally can actually be quite calming once you learn to let go.
- Don’t be a know-it-all. It’s hard to welcome change when you’re trying to facilitate and direct everything. You can’t predict the future, and you don’t know everything. Allow yourself to try new things and make mistakes. Give yourself room to learn and even make a fool of yourself sometimes!
- Look on the bright side. Yes, change can be scary, but think of all of the positive things that come along with it! Get excited about the possibilities!
- Grow. As they say, “grow through what you go through”. Without experiencing change, we would never evolve. We need to go through difficult situations and drastic transformations in order to learn and grow spiritually.
- Get rid of the old. As we welcome change into our lives, we shed the things that no longer suit us. This includes belongings, relationships, habits and qualities. It’s all part of evolving into who we’re meant to be and it feels great to slough off all of those layers that are dulling your shine.
- Embrace what’s to come. Once you’ve gotten rid of excess baggage, there’s so much more room to embrace change and add more quality to your life! When you have a positive mindset about change, you’ll no longer settle for things that don’t add value. Welcome the new, but accept no BS.
“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.”- Mandy Hale