Many of refer to change as an inevitability in life. In fact, numerous people have considered change as a constant companion as long as we live. Some have the ability to cope with the changes that occur in their lives while others struggle to make sense of what is happening. Suffice to say, change is a critical aspect of our lives that we need to manage. More than just the change itself, how we adapt and thrive afterwards are critical components to maintain or secure quality of life.
Big leaps versus small steps
It is a premise that people view change differently. As such, there is no point to saying that one technique is better than the other. Rather, let’s look at some opposites so that we can determine which one is best for our own situation. First, some find security in small steps than plunging into a totally new situation. On the other hand, some find it easier to just drop everything and leap into a new lifestyle.
Big leap tips:
- Weigh the pros and cons before you jump in
- Ask around about what others have experienced – focus on the hurdles and how they were solved
- Prepare for the unknown – that practically where you are headed
- Commit to the change – halfheartedly going into something like this can be detrimental
- Although it is gradual change, slowly challenge yourself to something new
- Be consistent in motivating yourself to move forward
- Have someone to help you through the small changes – talking to someone or sharing the experience can be helpful
- Track your progress
- Never lose your focus on your goal
Necessity versus want
There are changes in our lives that are brought about by necessities while others because we want them to occur. For example, some people choose to lose weight out of medical necessity. Others do so because they want to feel healthier and remain as such.
We are often faced with decisions in our lives and these changes transform who we are. Sometimes the change is huge while others it is miniscule that we rarely notice. But changes occur nonetheless.
When the change is necessary
- Think about how you can get the motivation to facilitate the change
- Commit to the change especially if this is needed
- Seek support so that you can keep your eyes on the ball
- More than just thinking that this is necessary, focus on why it has to be done
When the change is merely a want
- Consider the question whether the change is worth it
- Some changes are permanent so be ready for the consequences
- Think about the pros and cons of your actions
- Seek alternatives whenever possible
Change is a powerful force that we face on a daily basis. We cannot escape it! Whether it is a significant decision about life, family or health we have to make a choice. Even the simple changes in our life like choosing a new hairdo can be daunting for some. Change can be scary and can be exhilarating. But then again, it all depends on you. These tips allow you to manage change in a manner that will be productive and easier for you.
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