We all know that change is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it is easy for us to understand or embrace a changing world. It can be scary and upsetting. Some individuals find themselves not wanting to go outside. Others may discover they have different views than someone close to them, a situation that can lead to disruptions in friend and family ties.
If you are having a difficult time coping with fast changes in the world, discussing your concerns with a personal coach can help. With support, people can adapt to new circumstances.
Acceptance and Communication
Everyone has an encountered an individual who claims to have all the answers. But the truth is, nobody knows everything. Accepting that change is happening is a choice. Refusing change can lead to more pain for the individual digging in their heels. There will always be people you disagree with, everyone has to cope with the opinions of others as they navigate life.
Communicating with friends or within a support group can be helpful. But if you find yourself leaving these conversations upset, that the conversations are primarily filled with individuals venting frustration, you may want to try to steer the discussion toward topics that are more hopeful. Sharing only negative thoughts can be very upsetting. Instead, together, you and your support system can help each other cope and figure things out.
Maintain a Schedule to Cope with a Changing World
When it feels like the world around you is in a state of constant change, one of the best things you can do is stick to your own personal schedule. After all, schedules are healthy ways to anchor our lives, make them predictable and stable. This does not mean you should give yourself a schedule that is too full and difficult to maintain. Set yourself up for success. So, if you typically wake up around 7 a.m. each day, simply add a healthy schedule to your natural rhythm. For example, you can make a commitment to get up at 7 a.m. and stretch for 15 minutes before you start your day. This routine will allow you to begin your day calmly. Your schedule can serve as a reminder that some things in life are steady, despite other changes.
Turn Off the News
Anxious feelings may lead a person to crave more information. To get that information they may listen or watch news programs and scroll through social media accounts all day. While it is good to be informed, you need to take care of your mental health, too. For many, taking a break from news broadcasts and social media accounts is helpful. Deciding to spend time walking through your neighborhood, spending time in nature, or writing in your journal can be a way to refuel your own sense of calm.
Are you struggling to understand all of the changes happening around you? Connect with a personal consultant today.
Kendall Van Blarcom is a senior helping seniors. Contact Van Blarcom Consulting today for help with your personal problems. Or, reach out to provide support for an older adult in your life.