How To Cope With Change At Work Or Home
|Career : Career Techniques|
You should try to accept that change is a healthy part of life. Even if it is dauting, it is something that you must cope with at some time. Use it to your advantage.
It is always useful to discover your roots - the key points about you and your life that will be there to focus on whenever you undergo change in the future. For instance, your anchor could be religion when you undergo the change of having to live abroad with a new job or something like that - and can give you the strength to go on and develop new friendships and so forth.
You should be prepared and able to change your plans, for instance to buy a large country house if you are made redundant, and not feel bad in having to let go of what you want. Instead identify new goals to work towards, you wil acheve the same satisfaction once you achieve these.
Too many people see them as victims of change - this is the wrong attitude to have. Instead see it as an opportunity to develop yourself as a person, to have some variety in your life and get something positive from it. Even in a negative situation like a divorce and the lack of stability that may seem to result, remember that there are a great many positives like freedom.
This may be seen as negative at first, you don't really want to be free at 40, but then again it can be a blessing in disguise. Do not rue or feel annoyed and angry and resentful of change. Instead make it work for you. Adapt and prosper.
Finally, it might be a good idea to help other people cope with change - that way you will find it easier when you have to yourself, knowing that other people have the same fears and worries as you, and of course if you have been through a change yourself that was quite large in its nature, then you really can help others.
Remember times in your life when you have gone through a change - starting school, going away from home to university for the first time - how did you feel and how did you cope - and remember that things do invariably turn out better in the end, the anticipation tends to be worse than the event!
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