It’s also helpful to accept that you will most likely experience a range of emotions during the period of change. You may feel unhappy, fearful, insecure, unsettled and frustrated. On the other hand, you may feel enthusiastic and curious.
Any of these emotions will have an impact on your energy levels, so it is important to bear this in mind and accept that the experience could well be an emotional rollercoaster. During this time it is important to look after your wellbeing and be kind to yourself.
Have a positive mindset
Having a positive attitude about any kind of change, especially change you can do nothing about, is by far the best approach. If you only focus on the negatives, then it is likely that you will manifest them. While it is important to understand some of the risks and pitfalls involved, it is also important to seek out and focus on the positives.
In every given situation, no matter how challenging, if you look hard enough there will always be an opportunity. Even the most difficult and painful experiences will help to strengthen your resilience and build your toolkit of coping mechanisms for the future.
Break projects down into manageable chunks
When you are dealing with a big change in your life, wherever possible it’s best to divide the bigger change into smaller chunks and take them one step at a time. Most change involves several stages and you don’t need to take them all at once. When you feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the change, concentrate on the step you’ve reached, rather than the bigger picture.
Dealing with change can be challenging and sometimes you may feel confused or scared. You don’t need to cope alone. Reaching out and talking about what is going on and how you are feeling can help you to create perspective and get some reassurance and advice. A supportive colleague, manager, family member or friend can be just the tonic in times of turbulence and change.
As you embark on these new challenges, take time to stop and reflect on what you are learning and celebrate your successes along the way.