Nothing stays the same…. If there’s one guaranteed in life that’s everything changes.
So how do we deal with change? Well how do you deal with change? Are you the type of person where you’re comfortable when nothing really changes? I used to love change now it scares the shit out of me. I mean I understand that change is just a part of life but I always take things to the extreme. Like if I feel something needs to change my entire life is uprooted and moved or shifted. No kidding either new house, new car, hell new husband. However, only you can really know what and when you need a change in your life. It doesn’t have to be so dramatic, taking small steps sometimes equals big results.
Things you can do to make small changes to get out of your comfort zone:
- Drive a different route to and from work
- Start a new project
- Find a hobby
- Do something you’d only do alone
- Prank call your neighbors
- Go on a trip
- Have game night
- Start a new tradition
- Write a book
- Go to the beach
- Make it a point to meet a new person
- Dye your hair
- Learn a new skill
- Teach a course or class
Once you’ve made yourself uncomfortable enough living on the edge becomes normal and you have to move up a level. Then what used to seem like a big deal becomes small and boring. It’s like exercising or learning, if you quit for a few days or a week you loose muscle mass and forget what you’ve learned. Change is inevitably something that is going to happen so if you are used to change then you won’t have anxiety so bad when things do change unexpectantly. Most things that change we think we have no control over but that’s simply not true. We are the only ones that can control our lives rather it be making a choice or simply not doing anything at all. Not doing anything at all is also making a choice, a choice to do nothing.