Three Ways to Navigate Change
There is one thing you can bank on happening...always...throughout your life, and that is CHANGE. It’s gonna happen my friend. And it has to happen. You can dig your heels in, or you can take it as an opportunity to learn something new and stretch yourself. This weekend was crazy busy and I had to practice flexibility and not stress over some timing, like this email hitting your inbox at 6am.
Ironically enough, I LOVE change. I simply have to practice easing into it. I’ve gotten better at riding the waves, but I still have to work at it. It’s a skill my friend. And it is a skill that will really serve you well ESPECIALLY when it comes to managing your resources (your time, money and energy).
When you have the skills to adjust and shift when something unexpected comes your way, you set yourself up for incredible success.
If change is knocking down your door or you are experiencing an unexpected bump, try these three hacks to get you in the right mental space to go with the flow:
Ask yourself: How do I feel about this change?
Oh yeah...get into the woo woo. Your emotions are incredible data points to help guide your responses. Understanding if you are nervous because it is something new, or if you are fearful simply because it is change are two different things. REMIND YOURSELF: Your emotions follow your thoughts. You think, therefore you feel. Simply telling yourself you are excited for the change will do wonders in shifting how you FEEL about the change.
Ask yourself: Can I actually do anything about this change?
IE - do I have control over it or not? There is immense POWER in releasing control and anxiety over things that we truly do not have control over. REMIND YOURSELF: Life happens FOR us, not TO us. Trust that you are where you are supposed to be.
Ask yourself: What would I do differently and why?
If comfortable is one of your first responses, or “I don’t like change”...remember all of the industries or companies who refused to change that are no longer around. Woof. May they rest in peace. Change is inevitable. REMIND YOURSELF: Your brain will believe what you tell it…truly. For one week, tell yourself you love change. You might be shocked just how flexible you are my friend.
Being able to shift your mindset around change is the first step. You can use these for any area of your life! If you struggle managing your money, start telling yourself, “I love my money and I am good at managing it.” ...I’m not joking. Give it a whirl...and don’t knock it until you try it!
Livin’ & Lovin’
P.S. What area in your life do you need to practice more flexibility? Leave a comment!