Change in work and life in inevitable. It helps you grow and, as we tell our agents and clients, it helps you become better. However, change is never easy and comfortable. Whether it is a new job, a child starting a new grade or just a different haircut, it takes you out of your comfort zone. As you prepare to journey outside of your comfort zone, here are 4 ways to embrace change in your life and turn the uncomfortable feelings into ones of excitement.
You Are Not Alone
Whenever we experience change, it never fails, we always run into someone who is happy, contented and life is going their way. But you are not alone in the change you are going through. Everyone experiences fears and anxiety when it comes to change but that doesn’t stop us from growing. There are many other people out there going through changes, albeit, not the same as you, but changes nevertheless. Sometimes knowing that you are not the only one going through changes makes getting through the change easier to deal with on your own end.
Keep A List
Change happens everyday and it is very difficult to remember all of life’s happenings. If you want to learn how to accept and eventually embrace change, start by listing momentous events in your life, actions you took toward achieving goals and the outcome of those actions. Take a moment to jot down items that helped change your direction and the different route you took. For example, maybe you took a different way to work one day and noticed a new store to shop in, a new home being built or kids playing outside. While this isn’t a large change, it is significant because it has opened your eyes up to new things and the list will help you remember them. It will also serve as a reference to see that, regardless of the type of experience, you are changing everyday and shouldn’t be afraid.
Don’t Be A Debbie Downer
Feeling sorry for yourself when change is happening is normal. We get safe and content with normalcy that change is usually associated with something we perceive to be bad or out of the ordinary. Often time, feeling sorry for yourself will lead you down a negative path that triggers other negative thoughts. This feeling is counterproductive to the change you are going through which is trying to prevent you from being stagnant and help you grow. Don’t blame yourself about your surroundings and about the change happening. Stay focused on the great things that you can achieve by experiencing this change which will help you learn more about yourself. By staying focused, you will actually learn ways to embrace future changes, making other encounters easier and easier to deal with.
Surround Yourself With Change-Oriented People
At Burgan Real Estate, we look for a specific kind of real estate agent for our Burgan Bunch. They not only have a special skill set in our industry, but they are special people as well who possess qualities that help them be a better person while making all of us better to be around. Some of those traits are having an optimistic approach to life, being open to innovative ideas and experiences, willing to risks because they want to learn from mistakes and be an inspiration for others to meet their own goals. By surrounding yourselves with people like this, you will have a vibrant outlook on whatever life throws at you.
In life, the only thing constant is change. To know this and learn how to deal with it is a way for you to grow and become a better person because of it. While change is uncomfortable, it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Find the good in it and the opportunity to grow into the person you want to be. All around you, change is happening. Embrace it and find ways that every change you encounter is an opportunity to be better than you were yesterday.