As a species, humans are very scared of change. We like to be settled into our habits and usual routines so that we always know what to expect and when. However, sometimes it is impossible to stick to these well-worn routines, and we have to adapt to change. This can be very stressful, whether the change is life-changing such as a new career, or minimal like buying a new car. There are ways you can reduce the amount of stress that these changes add onto your life, though. Here’s how you ditch your fear of change and make the best of it all!
Learn To Trust Yourself
First of all, it’s important that you relax and learn to trust yourself. We all have instincts that we always feel and, more often than not, they are usually right! So, next time you are faced with change, you need to stop making excuses to ignore your instincts. Follow them, and you might be very surprised with the great things they bring you. If you still feel nervous, you just need to look back on all the times you did listen to your instincts and they turned out to be right. As you can see, it’s always worth following them!
Push Yourself Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Sick of being a stay-at-home mom and have always dreamed of taking an online operations management course or similar studies to further your career but are scared about leaving your comfort zone? Don’t be! You won’t achieve anything or experience any personal growth if you simply stick to your comfort zone. So, whenever you feel like you need to refresh your life a bit, don’t fear the change – simply dive head first into your comfort zone instead!
What’s The Worst Case Scenario If Something Does Go Wrong?
Also, it’s worth thinking about what could go wrong. Not everything we choose to do in our lives will go right, but that doesn’t mean that the worst case scenario is going to be absolutely awful. In fact, if you think about it carefully, you will realize that the worst situation actually might not be all that bad. So, if you don’t stand to lose too much, why not risk things by embracing change – I’m sure that you will gain a lot more by doing so!
It’s All About The Journey, Not The End Result
We often get so focused on the things that we will end up with and the outcome that we will be in that we often forget that, in actual fact, the journey to the result is often the most important and rewarding part. By making ourselves go on this journeys, we can find out who we are and grow and develop our various skills, experiences, and personality. And that is often something to celebrate, regardless of the outcome.
So, why not challenge yourself by trying to overcome your fear of change? It’s time to go after that new career, buy that bigger house, or become a better person!