A 6 LETTER WORD...
Dealing with change isn't always easy. It can be uncomfortable, upsetting, stressful and even scary at times, but the good news is you have complete control over how you feel/response/react to outside elements changing or shifting. 30Fifteen has some ideas for you:
It's like Dr. Pepper: "What's the worst that can happen?"
We are usually scared of change, because we fear the unknown, so the first step to managing change is to understand the change that is happening. So ask yourself, What's the worst that can happen? (You can sing it like the Dr. Pepper advert if it helps). Remember how scared you were starting your first job, or taking a dance class for the first time, or learning to drive? Most of the time, it's never as bad as we think, it just takes some time to get used too.
Take control of the wheel where you can.
Understanding your role within the change and how much you can control when a big change happens, can sometimes help gain better perception. For example: If you're moving house-there's many tasks you can do to ease the process, where as a sudden sickness is harder to control. Which leads us nicely onto number 3.
"Ask and it is given"
Changes come in all shapes and sizes; it is totally normal to feel overwhelmed if there is too much happening at once. This is where reaching out to a friend or a family member or a professional, is the best approach. By talking out loud your fears, or concerns about whats changing will immediately release some panic, worry or sadness. You may even find your friend has been in a similar situation and has some quality advice. Whether it's a Game of Thrones season ending or something more serious try reaching out to someone to get some advice or guidance.
It's all about the P.M.A: Positive, Mental, Attitude.
That's right, lets celebrate the positives! They might not be completely obvious to begin with, and it might take some time to begin with, but it'll be worth it. Try answering: "Tell me something good"...
Sometimes change is completely out of your control. When this is the truth, it is best to take a more reflective look upon the situation and accept it. Instead of viewing the change as setback, look at it as an opportunity to learn and grow. It might also help you turn that frown upside down.
Manage your stress
Improving your ability to manage stress will go along way to helping you deal with strange. Try practicing mindfulness or meditation, engage in relaxation techniques. Change doesn't need to be stressful.