Let’s face it, change is everywhere. Some may even say that change is the ONLY constant thing in this world. Whether you’re graduating, getting a new job, quitting that job because your boss is an ass, getting married, or having your first child, life is a constant cycle of ups and downs.
These life-altering changes can either make you or break you. To avoid a mental breakdown every two years, follow these steps and learn to manage big life changes with grace.
1. Accept change
Before it even takes place, you have to accept change as a part of life. If you bury your head in the sand and expect everything to be roses and unicorns all the time, you’re in for a rude awakening. Acknowledging change can help condition your mind into viewing new opportunities as periods of growth. Once you have the mentality that “everything happens for a reason,” you can welcome change into your life, instead of pushing against it.
2. Look forward to change
Instead of questioning why, ask yourself, “why not?” Look at change from a different perspective and try to be optimistic, even if it’s overwhelming or inconvenient. What are some lessons or opportunities you’re going to gain from this life-changing experience? Once you see the light at the end of the tunnel, you can start closing those doors with a sense of peace and look forward to opening much better doors in the future.
3. Vent if you must
If you don’t take the time to process what’s happening, it’s easy to start breaking everything in your house as a way of coping. If you’re having trouble processing your emotions, talk to someone you trust. Even if they’re not able to give actionable advice, simply talking out loud may help you come up with a solution. Make sure this person is unbiased and won’t place any judgement on you or your situation. If you need an outside source to help you get back on your feet, you may consider hiring an expert that can help you re-align your mind, body, and soul during this difficult time.
4. Practice self-care
Change can bring out the best version of ourselves, or the worst version of ourselves. When you’re so focused on the matter at hand, it’s easy to let self-care fall by the wayside. Maintaining your exercise schedule, relaxing in the bath tub, or simply thinking of 5 things you’re grateful for right now are easy self-care practices that can make a world of difference. Although you may have a tough road ahead, giving yourself a few treats here and there will ensure you don’t completely fall off the deep end.
5. Live in reality, not virtual reality
We all have our own battles to fight. What we see on social media is not an accurate depiction of a person’s life. Just because someone’s Facebook posts gives off the impression that they’re over their divorce and have moved on completely, doesn’t mean that’s true. You have no idea how someone is coping with their life changes, so don’t compare your situation to theirs. Everyone fabricates their lives online. And don’t forget! Protect your eyes when you’re scrolling through that phone or watching TV, with Klassy Network’s Blue Light Glasses! Grab yourself a sick deal with code ‘holisticlifestyles’ and enjoy these fashionable Blue Light Glasses that will help prevent headaches, in
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