Change can be so scary, but it can also be hugely liberating! Opening yourself up to change can help you become the person you want to be.
When you’re resisting change (even if it’s not a conscious action), it keeps you stuck, stuck in your head, stuck in your comfort zone. Moving out of this can feel uncomfortable, but it opens the door to change, to opportunities!
Here’s how to embrace change and harness the power of it.
How Self Acceptance Reduces Stress and Anxiety
It’s super common to look for external acceptance and validity, but most of the time, this doesn’t work if you’re not embracing who you are: flaws and all.
When your self-acceptance is low or completely non-existent, it causes a whole heap of anxiety when life doesn’t pan out as you’d hoped or planned. You beat yourself up over super small mistakes, and it feels safer to stay within your comfort zone.
Being super kind to yourself when things go wrong makes it a lot easier to manage stress. Often, it’s your emotional response to a situation that creates stress and anxiety, and this is where embracing who you are can keep stress in check. So, when you are more comfortable with who you are, you are a lot more in control of how you react to stress and manage change.
Using Change As An Opportunity
A change of perspective can be a secret weapon for embracing change.
Doing the same thing over and over again will bring the same results, so you need to do something different to change the narrative. Gain a new perspective rather than resist it.
Your emotions can play a huge role in your perspective, especially when they’re negative ones. How do you alter your perspective? Work on how you react emotionally to situations and reframe how you see life changes.
It’s incredibly easy to see yourself as a passive victim of circumstances when things go wrong, however being in this mindset works against change. So switch things up so you can see the same situations as opportunities rather than setbacks or obstacles. This, in itself can make a huge difference.
Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone and Letting Go
Staying firmly in your comfort zone feels safe, but it doesn’t offer any opportunity for growth or change. And over time, this stagnation can be demoralising and even depressing. Take small baby steps to ease away patterns of thoughts and behaviours that keep you stuck.
Once you’ve had success with one baby step, you might be surprised at how quickly it paves the way for change. One small action at a time is less daunting and can rapidly snowball into more success in letting go of the things that are holding you back from change.
Volunteering to Get a Fresh Perspective on Others
Volunteering can have a ton of benefits for embracing change.
It can connect you to people you may not otherwise have met. These could be people from different backgrounds or who have different interests to you. You can quickly gain new perspectives and opportunities from broadening your social connections in this way.
Focusing your time and resources on others opens up new ways of looking at situations too, especially if you can start to see things through their eyes.
Volunteering can also move you out of your comfort zone building your confidence. This combination of skills, experience, and confidence can be invaluable for helping to create change in your life.
Embracing change can be super uncomfortable, but it’s also hugely important for becoming the best version of yourself and getting to where you want in life. Self-acceptance, using change as an opportunity to gain a new perspective, letting go of limiting beliefs and behaviors, and volunteering can all help create this change.
If you are struggling to shift the beliefs that hold you back from creating change, then I can help set yourself free from these thoughts once and for all, using a very simple method. Once we get rid of your major beliefs, a lot of things will start to shift, you will gain new perspectives , you will react differently to situations, your will be confident and comfortable to embrace change openly and readily!