Navigating So Much Change

With so much change already this year, things constantly changing currently, and undoubtedly more change to come. This one thing has been consistent about 2020: It keeps changing.

 

There are biological reasons why this is so difficult for us. Our brains are wired for patterns. They do this as a survival technique – we need patterns to be able to make sense of the world around us.

 

There are emotional reasons why this is so difficult for us. Change involves loss. It involves grief. It involves the recognition that the illusion of control is just that – an illusion.

 

There are spiritual reasons why this is so difficult for us. Changes – those big and small – often have a ripple effect in daily life. Changes schedules. Changes perspectives. Changes outcomes. Changes priorities. Changes values. Changes who we are. Changes what we want. Changes what we thought we knew.

 

How do we deal with so much change? Ask yourself the following questions:

What is the reality of my life? What is happening? What is changing?

How does this impact other areas of my life?

What can I learn from this? How can this be for me and my growth?

What can I control? What can I not control? What do I need to surrender?

What is the next right move for me?

 

Use these questions to talk with someone - a therapist, a friend, a spouse, etc - about the changes taking place in your life and ask this person for the kind of support you need as you navigate these changes. 

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