It’s a simple fact that we want the things in our lives to remain familiar and stable. We strive to create routine in our lives, and make our world as predictable as possible. Routine and predictability make us feel safe, secure and in control.
Because of our desire for predictability, we can often be resistant to change. The status quo feels more comfortable and we are reluctant to stretch ourselves, try new things and take risks.
Oddly, even though we are so adverse to change, we are constantly in a state of change. Our bodies are changing, technology forces us to change, the people around us are changing, and our life circumstances are constantly changing.
Even the most courageous can feel some hesitancy at embracing a new identity or accepting a new challenge in our lives, especially if we are uncertain of how well we will survive or successfully navigate the change. After all, no one wants to fail.
So the next time you are faced with change...
Firstly, notice and acknowledge your resistance, and accept that it is a normal reaction - and that will help you to better manage it.
Secondly, strive to develop what we call psychological flexibility - this is the key to successfully navigating change. Psychological flexibility is where we create a mindset that allows us to accept that things are likely to change; and we focus on what is happening in the present moment rather than worrying about what might happen, could happen or may happen.
Similarly, developing psychological flexibility enables us to enjoy what is right now without remaining fixated on what went wrong in the past.
Empowering your mindset for success
Stressed? Overworked? Discover a simple exercise to create instant calm. Tell me where to send your FREE video below...
Carrie is passionate about seeing you succeed, being the very best you can be; living the life you deserve.
Copyright @ 2000-2019
Phone: +61 (0)2 4857 4021
Your Identity and security are protected throughout this site.