Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Change It Up

  

TONI ASKS, "HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CHANGE?  HOW DO YOU COPE WITH/ADJUST TO CHANGE?"

Change is necessary.  Change definitely sounds better than stagnation.  Stagnation grows an organic cover and often smells bad.

That's not to say that change is always comfortable.  That's why most people resist it.  A part of the issue is whether or not we choose the change or not.

Sometimes the change is out of our control - the result of a natural disaster, loss of a loved one, personal health issues.  These changes suck.  Changes of these kind tend to bring out the best or worst in people.  We can curl up in a fetal position and 'accept our fate' or we can change to deal with the situation as best we can.  I would like to think I'm in the latter group, but that's easy to say sitting in my living room at my desk.

Sometimes the changes are of our choice.  You continue your education to get a better job.  You get married.  You have or adopt a child.  You set a goal - to run a 5K, to lose weight, to start a business - and follow through.  Those kinds of changes are exciting and help us to feel hopeful.  I don't think anyone minds those kind of changes.

4 comments:

  1. The unexpected life twists are the tough ones. :D

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  2. Indeed they are, Mary. Glad to 'see' you again!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on change LuAnn :D

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  4. You're welcome, Toni. Thanks for commenting! :O)

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