How to Handle Change in Your Life

We’ve all had to handle change at some point in our lives, and it’s rarely an easy process. From a big move to a new job to the end of a relationship – it’s not easy to just ‘turn and face the strange,’ á la David Bowie.

Research indicates that the adjustments accompany change – even positive change – actually cause the body to feel stressed and less in control. According to Neuroscientist Dean Burnett, there’s a simple reason why we feel this way: change causes uncertainty, and in an evolutionary sense, the brain equates uncertainty with potential threats.

Doing nothing is seldom an option when significant changes are happening in your life. As tempting as it might be to retreat to bed with a bowl of ice cream, resist the urge. Instead, put some of these tips into practice and next time change hits, you’ll be ready.

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54 comments

Marie W
Marie Wabout a month ago

tks for sharing

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Amanda M
Amanda M6 months ago

I have no problem with change if the change in question or decision(s) relating thereto were MY idea. However, I've found that changes being forced on me are NEVER a good thing due to a lifetime of curveballs (and some have been doozies!) and always getting the fuzzy end of the lollipop from those. In fact, thanks to that my Rule #16 is "Forced change is NEVER for the better!" and Rule #13 is "When things start looking up, it means trouble might be lurking around the corner." because I've had THAT happen more times than I can care to count. EVERY time things start looking up in our world, BAM! another curveball hits us right in the chops! So naturally I'm cautious.

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Stephanie s
Stephanie Y6 months ago

Thank you

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O6 months ago

Take a course if you have not been in education for years.

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O6 months ago

If you never have changes you will be worse hit when a big change does come. You need to train yourself now to be adaptable. Also to save a little money any time you can - even if only a couple of times a year. You will need your own money. Put it in your own account.

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O6 months ago

Well done Christine, thanks for sharing your experience

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O6 months ago

Change can come about in many ways and can be for better or worse - at the time. But look for the silver lining.

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O6 months ago

th

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Angela G
Angela G6 months ago

ty

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Winn A
Winn Adams6 months ago

Thanks

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