By Janine Fitzgerald | October 31, 2011
Like death and taxes, change is unavoidable; yet, most people resist it. Fear of change involves the unknown future. As much as we would all like to be in control of our lives, absolute control is nothing but a myth. Those that tend to “go with the flow” tend to be less stressed and more content with life. You may want to try some of these solutions for embracing change and learning how to let go:
1. Begin to develop a mindset for change by doing small things a little differently. For example,
you may want to go to a different coffee shop in the morning, use a different piece of cardio
equipment, or drive an alternate route to work.
2. List the benefits of change versus the temporary inconvenience or discomfort.
3. If you are going through multiple changes at once in your life, remain consistent with the
activities that keep you anchored to what truly matters and is important. For me, this in-
cludes physical activity most days of the week, having my morning hot tea, and talking
with my parents a couple of times a week.
4. Take charge of your fear! At times when I deal with fear, I place a couple of post-it notes
that might say something like “I am not fearful. I am brave”.
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