Change can be scary, but if you provide yourself with a way to conquer the fear, you can find the courage underneath. When you decide to make a change in your life, you bring yourself into the unknown. You travel from your comfort zone to one where you don’t know exactly what will happen.
The truth is, there is nothing you can do to stop change. You can try to avoid or ignore it but life still carries on. The world around us is always changing – sometimes for good and sometimes not so good. The best thing you can do for yourself is to learn the best ways to adapt to change. You’ll discover that there is no reason to fear!
Here are 7 tips to squash your fear of change:
- Think Positive Thoughts. When you embark on a change in your life, think it through in a positive way. Instead of thinking about what could go wrong, picture everything going right.
- Learning Life Lessons. Think about some of the past changes you’ve gone through in your life and include both the positive outcomes and the negative ones. We learn an important life lesson when we reflect over our past. If you keep your life stagnant, you’ll lose out on the opportunity to learn important life lessons and experiences.
- Write Your Thoughts Down. Writing down your innermost thoughts can provide a similar release as confiding with a close friend.
- Stay in the Present. Staying in the present moment can help you conquer any fear. In moments of self-doubt, focus only on what you are doing at that moment. This moment right now is all you have, so you might as well enjoy it!
- Break Down the Change. If you’re planning a big change in your life, perhaps it will easier to break down the change into a set of smaller steps. Doing so will help you to feel less stress and overwhelm if you can easily transition into a change.
- The Right Time. Remember that it’s always the right time to change. Don’t make excuses for yourself. Believe that you can do it and go for it!
- The Back Up Plan. When you embark on a path of change, it may be the unknown that scares you most. If possible, carefully plan through your change. Think about all the possible scenarios and outcomes – positive or negative – then make a plan. When you have a plan, you’ll ease your fears of the unknown and feel at least a little more comfortable with the change.
Remember if you want to get over your fear of change, you have to actually want the change. If you do, you’ll do whatever it takes to get motivated.
Change is going to find you one way or another, so you might as well learn how to go with the flow and learn how to let go. Sure, this is easier said than done, however, learning how to better adapt to change can improve all aspects of your life!