Despite how the old saying goes, there are in fact three certainties about life: death, taxes, and change. Change is often viewed negatively since basic human instinct tends to favor routine and monotony over spontaneity and surprises. However, as cliché as it sounds, change is indeed good. And this is why…change allows for new opportunities in our lives and can actually benefit us in many ways. These changes could be anything from a new friend, to a new job, to an entirely new future. But still, it can be difficult to go through change, especially major ones. But change is a great opportunity to transition into a new, better you. All you have to do to complete this wonderful transformation is follow a few key steps.
The first step is to not overreact to the change and keep things in perspective. All too often when something doesn’t go the way we’d like it to, we freak out and become irrational and sometimes even do things that we might later regret. But to prevent this first fatal step, since often overreacting is a slippery slope that leads to other, more dangerous actions, is to relax, take a deep breath, and keep things focused and on track. Have a set goal in mind which incorporates the change so that you can channel your new energy into positive actions that benefit you as a whole.
The next step is to channel the energy you have with the change and accomplish something that you want to achieve. This can be anything from going to the gym and losing a couple pounds to staying overtime at work to try and get that promotion that has eluded you for some time but the main point is to have positive ambitions. Try to pick a task that is somewhat challenging in order to keep you occupied and on track. Once you achieve this pattern, you can use whatever changes come to your life as positive reinforcement for your personal endeavors.
The final step is simply to repeat the process. With every change that comes into your life, try and follow the same routine: keep things in perspective, and then channel the energy. It may seem difficult for the first few times, but that is only normal. Once you get it down to science you can have a fairly easy life, because now, no change will be able to throw you off track.