How do you view change? Do you thrive on it? Do you love variety in life? Do you dread it? Do you avoid it? Do you just flow with it? How do you feel when things change in your life? Some people adjust more quickly than others. Some people crave change, to the point of creating their own changes if life does not provide them often enough. Others dread it. They like things to remain the same. They like the consistency of life. Then there are those who do not necessarily crave change, however they adjust quickly and move on.
If you demand change in your life, you can risk creating drama when there is no need for it, just so things will be different. If you crave consistency in life you may fight against changes even when the changes are extremely beneficial to you. If you are a “go with the flow” type of person you may risk being apathetic about change and other areas of life. No one deals with change perfectly.
The key is being aware, knowing how you personally view and deal with change. Once you are aware, then comes the task of learning from the past, and adjusting to a better future concerning change. Change is inevitable. There is no getting around it. There is no avoiding it. If avoiding it is your normal response, during times of calm and consistency in your life, start adjusting your mental attitude toward the unavoidable coming changes. Be specific about ways you can prepare for the next adjustment life brings you. If you insist on frequent changes in your life just to stay sane, begin making a list of positive things you can do when life becomes more monotonous than you prefer. This will insure unnecessary drama is averted by your need for diversity. It will also give you the opportunity to create positive changes in your life you might not otherwise have.
Change will come. How will you deal with it when it does?
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates
© Machelle Baker April 2014