Change can be uncomfortable and scary for all of us. It can be extremely difficult to let go of the ‘old’ when we don’t even know what the ‘new’ is going to look or be like. When we think about the change we have had in our past, we know how important it is to let go and embrace the new change. Our evidence shows us that we have coped and all has been well, or indeed it’s taught some valuable lessons for our life. The bottom line is that we have survived and change in our life happens all the time.
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change” – Jim Rohn
Change can be related to jobs, having children, moving countries or houses, changing schools and even changing relationships. It’s all change and something we need to do to stay aligned with our growth and development.
Change is guaranteed in our life and having the courage to move forward with the change is often where challenges lay. There are many strategies we can implement to support ourselves with any change.
- Support from family, friends, teachers – speak up and ask for guidance, advice or simply talk it through,
- Professionals if moving house, Health Practitioners – go to the experts,
- Work with a Coach, receiving clarity, strength and support,
- Take time out to ‘reflect’ and think, clearing the clutter in our minds,
- Take an Inspirational Living Retreat – getting support to work through the change.
Cheryl Richardson published a letter she wrote to herself regarding change. It’s another super helpful tip I wanted to share.
Take a deep breath. Big change is on the way. It’s all good, even though it may not feel like it right now.
Remember what happens when change starts brewing…
You have an intuitive sense that something wonderful is on the way but you mostly feel nervous.
And the more nervous you feel, the more the things you’ve outgrown start to become attractive again. They tempt you to hang on to what’s familiar.
The anxious, fearful voices in your head get louder.
You question yourself – your thinking, your motives, and your decision-making ability.
Fortunately, you also feel a growing sense of excitement and relief in knowing that you’re about to set yourself free from an outdated prison.
But the relief and excitement aren’t strong enough yet.
So you teeter on the edge between what you know now and what you secretly desire.
Ride the edge of uncertainty for a while.
Become cozy and comfortable with self-doubt.
Fall in love with ambiguity and chance.
The edge is a place where trailblazers live – brave men and women who are incapable of settling for less.
Even though they try.
Don’t shortcut the process.
Otherwise you’ll end up with good instead of great.
It’s time to be patient. You can trust Life.
And most of all, be gentle with yourself as you wait for something solid and true and soulful to reach out and grab you.
Because it will.
And that’s when the next adventure begins.
Your Wise Self”