Change is inevitable. We all know this. But, it can still cause fear, worry, stress, and late night sleeplessness.
All of these reactions are so draining and our thoughts and imaginations may actually far surpass the reality of the situation. But the emotion and pain in your body is real.
However, if you look back into your past you will find examples of when you were strong and dealt with change. Inside each of us resides a capable person who has proven that they can move with the ebb and flow of life and it’s uncertainty. If this were not true you would not be here now, reading this.
What might some past examples of your strength look like? Was it when you…
reached out to someone for help when there was a crisis,
became creative in finding new ways to cut expenses or sell things so that you could provide for your family,
were assertive with a bully picking on a child,
spoke out at a city council meeting,
or asked for what you wanted.
(Insert your own personal experience here)
*Please do take a moment right now and make a list of times when you showed resolve*
The pathway to survival in tough and challenging times may actually be inside of you and tapping into this memory can help to empower you to deal with the present. In place of thinking that you are a victim, can you draw on a past proof of personal empowerment? Yes, I think you already have and will again.
Repeat after me, “Even though someone else or a circumstance shifts a situation counter to my needs, and it hurts or feels like an attack, I deeply and completely accept myself, and know that I can draw on my core strength and courage to navigate my way through this situation”.