Happy New Year!! 2023. I feel like it’s going to be a transformative one for us all.
When it comes to life, change is the only constant. Everything around us is impermanent. Our jobs change, our friends change, our partners change. Life is inherently change, but that doesn’t make it any easier to embrace or manage
Learning to manage change is a skill that has to be carefully cultivated over time. Change by its very nature is a hard thing to pin down, so learning to combat its effects can feel a bit impossible. It can be done with some commitment and an unflinching and radical acceptance of one core truth: change isn’t ever easy, but it’s always necessary.
This month we’re going to be looking at just that. The who, what, why, when and how of change.
The most resilient people see change as an opportunity rather than a monster to fear. Transitions in life allow you to consider where your priorities lie. How do you really want to spend your time on earth? What’s really important to you? Where do you see yourself wasting your time and energy? With a clear sense of your goals and values, you will find your mind and body can be much more resilient when it comes to the stressors of change.
Above all, prioritizing your health in life’s transitions means not being afraid to ask for help when you need it. Humans are social creatures by nature, so you weren’t built to withstand every sudden event in life without the support of others. Talk to family and friends who are experiencing similar changes, or consider finding a support group in your community or through a mental health professional. You can’t avoid change, but you live a life of resilience. You can embrace transition and see challenges as opportunities to thrive.