What change can do for us?
Change helps us grow
Changes often force us to adapt in ways we’ve never experienced, which can promote personal (and even professional) growth and development.
Change teaches you to be flexible
Change can be something that gets us out of a rut. By embracing change and meeting it head-on with excitement, we can learn not to be so set in our ways, which can help us maintain a more positive attitude.
Change can challenge our values and beliefs
Reacting to change often involves re-evaluating our belief system. If you’re devoutly religious, for example, you don’t need to turn your faith on its head but if you’re open to learning new ways of approaching problems, you may find you learn something. Alternately, change may simply reinforce your trust in the belief system you already have. Either way, you become stronger.
Change reveals your strengths
Without being forced to accept changes, we might never recognise our own strength including our ability to adapt in new and possibly more exciting ways.
Change makes you more compassionate
If we become complacent, it can be much more difficult to understand what others might be going through. Change reminds us to be kind when we’re considering the choices other people may make.
Change breaks up routines
Some routines, like brushing and flossing our teeth, are good to maintain but other routines can leave us bored and possibly even contribute to depression and stress. If we break up our routine; change keeps our mind active, refocusing our thoughts so our mind stays active and doesn’t become fixated on negative thought patterns.
Change offers opportunities
By altering how we live our life, even in a small way, change can present us with opportunities that can have a domino effect, providing us with more choices so we can lead a more fulfilling and authentic life.