Just like seasons, life and people changes too, including you. You get things the way you like it and then something beyond your authority bumps you off. You gain friends, lose a few. You grow up and learn things you never thought you would know through your journey. That is why a Greek philosopher Heraclitus said: “the only constant in life is change”.
The “Icky” Feeling Together With Change
There are times when there are changes in your life and you don’t know what to do. Like a child without its teddy bear, like a new-born baby without the presence of its biological mother. You feel cold, you feel helpless. You feel lost. It happens when the changes happen and you are not in the presence of something you are comfortable with. Worse, it can happen when you are in public and you don’t know what to do.
This feeling is called anxiety, and our minds and bodies associate when the changes are dangerous or unwelcome events and circumstances happen. It is a “fight or flight system” warning you with primal authority when you needed to overcome it, or turn around and run.
Here’s the thing: feeling anxious does not mean something bad is going to happen. In fact, even if you’re implementing positive, fresh change in your life, odds are high you’re going to be anxious too; and this phenomenon may never go away completely. When something really great is going on, even when you’re moving through new territories in the direction of your dreams, you can also get this feeling.
How To Deal With The Feeling That Changes Brought
You can train yourself to overcome anxiety when you are in a safe place or your comfort zone. With something or someone that you trust, take time to do these things.
Write all the thoughts that make you anxious, then ask yourself what the chances that it will happen. Maybe the results were downright amazing. This is a great reference to have for future anxieties. You can also go back in your mind to times when you felt seriously anxious about a new element of your life. How did things turn out? Chances are everything was just fine, and it’s really useful to remind yourself of this.
The combination of breathing and stretching calm the nervous system and help you relax. It also gets you out of your worried monkey mind and into your body, which can be a great relief. After breathing deeply, you’ll feel much calmer and also have more mental clarity. This relief from stress will help you with problem-solving and planning. Also, do some form of exercise every day. Walks are really great for calming an anxious mind and blowing off steam.
When you’re worried about steps you’re taking forward and the related anxiety, it’s helpful to have an expert sounding board. Seeking professional help can ease coping with change. However, it would be best if you also avoided stimulants and other addictive things because it will cancel out all the healing that you did. That is why the Greek philosopher Hippocrates said: “before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up the things that made him sick.”
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