It can be amazing and wonderful at times and on the flipside, it can be a really big B. Depends on the situation. If you’re moving to a new city that you’ve fallen in love with or been promoted to a new position you were vying for–change can feel soooo good.
On the other hand, when we’re forced to change or are making changes we really don’t want to make, that’s when things get rocky.
Unfortunately, I find myself in the latter category. Aka the sucky kind of change.
Long story short-I was moved to a different position within my company due to our contract ending abruptly. I’m so grateful for a job (Don’t get me wrong!) But it involves a lot of change. I’m learning my new role and starting any new position can be overwhelming, at first. Sadly, most of my team was transferred or laid off, so I’m definitely missing them. It’s been a hard transition to say the least.
Enough about me, what changes are you currently going through??
The good news–Pretty soon, all changes become a part of our routine. And in reality, nothing is permanent. Change is everywhere, and that’s a good thing cause it pushes us to grow. Here’s a few tips to help you ease into it.
∇ My top tips to get through any rough patch and come out stronger on the other side. ∇
Relish in your pain for a bit. Cry it out, bitch to your friends, wallow…and wallow a lil more. Then, put on your big girl panties and suck it up. If it’s a change you can’t control, time to move on to step #2, whether you like it or not.
Fake it til you make it. That’s right. Do what you’ve got to do. Tell yourself you’ll get through it and everything will be ok. (even if you’re not sure you believe it.)
As hard as it is, stay positive. Do whatever you can to not let the Negative Nancy train take over. Read an inspiring book, get a pep talk from someone, download a meditation/calming app, exercise, write, do whatever is therapeutic for you and lifts you up.
Remember that time heals all, so eventually this new change will become second nature.
Embrace the new change…maybe you’ll find out it’s actually pretty great.