It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Happy Handbook! This blog will focus on tips and strategies for living a happy, full life and being your best self. I’m hoping you’ll join me in a conversation about happy living so we can learn and grow together. Let’s start by embracing change!
September always feels like a time of great change. Perhaps it’s because Septembers mark the start of a new school year, for ourselves or our children. Or maybe it’s the dramatic drop in temperature that makes you stop and think where did the summer go? Either way, if you’re anything like me, all this change can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Rather than letting our fears overcome us, why not try embracing that change? Here are three tips to help you embrace change:
- Accept it
Change is inevitable whether we like it or not. You may not be able to control every change that comes your way, but you can control how you feel about it. The longer you take to accept change, the harder the transition will be. Shift your focus from how great things were to how great things will be and instantly you’ll start to feel your stress melt away.
- Get Positive
Having a routine is a comfortable place to be in – but it can also become pretty boring. That’s why change can be a good thing – even if we didn’t ask for it or expect it to look the way it does. Remember, every cloud has a silver lining. If you force yourself to consciously consider the positive aspects of a change it won’t feel so bad.
- Get Prepared
Change is scary because there are so many unknowns. It’s hard to predict just how your life will look with a new change. That’s why it’s so important to get yourself organized. Find out as much as you can about the change and what it will mean for your life. Talk to others who have been through something similar. Getting a game plan is a sure-fire way to reduce stress and embrace your change.
How do you embrace change? Share your thoughts below!