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The Mindset to Embrace Change with Confidence

Change is an inevitable part of life, and often, it's during transitional periods that you find yourself facing the most significant shifts. Whether it's a career change, a move to a new city, or any other life-altering event, navigating these periods can be a challenging task. However, the key to thriving amidst transitional periods is to embrace change with confidence. In this blog, I will explore the art of embracing change, equipping you with the tools and mindset needed to navigate transitional periods in your life with grace and self-assurance.


 "I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better." — Georg C. Lichtenberg
"I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better." — Georg C. Lichtenberg


1. Build in the ‘and’. Add a positive thought onto a negative thought, for example: “I feel scared that I won’t find a meaningful job, and I can use my creativity to get there.”


2. Make ​​small daily habit changes. Avoid reinventing your whole life at the same time. Even if it feels like the thing you want to do, pace yourself and prioritize.


3. Have a sense of inner strength and a reservoir of positive self-regard. Use affirmation cards, or write yourself an empowering mantra each day.


4. Get curious. “Ask yourself, ‘I wonder what would happen if?’ When the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps the body rest and relax, begins to kick in, vision expands so we can see other possibilities.


5. Seek joy even in the face of personal challenges and bad news. Laugh more. Laugh on yourself. Go to a stand-up comedy night. Simply stop and laugh. Laughing can be therapeutic, particularly in the face of adversity!


6. Break your tasks down into smaller steps. What is the smallest thing you can do now?


7. Take breaks. The willingness to pause and practice mindfulness helps you develop your own wisdom.


8. Stay healthy. Take care of your mental, emotional, and physical health. You don’t have to accomplish a triathlon or run 20k right away. Add an easy workout to your day, go for a class, or nourish yourself daily with a warm and healthy meal. It’s particularly important throughout the cold and grey months.


9. Prepare yourself emotionally for the hard work of change. Cultivate higher frequency emotions, like love, gratitude, happiness, joy, excitement, and peace.


10. Play more. Play switches the wiring in the brain so we can see things in a different way. What’s enjoyable is memorable.


11. Get creative. Draw, cook, write, or whatever fits you best. Choose an activity that reinforces your creative skills and helps to activate the other part of your brain.


12. Maintain your new practices long enough. That’s also a reason why creating simple routines that are also supported by your environment will add to your success and make these sustainable changes.


13. Mark your progress and celebrate success along the way. I often use the simple coaching tool of asking my clients where they feel on a scale from 0-10. An increase from 3 to 4 is an increase, too, that you wouldn’t notice if you're measuring your progress.


14. Have an accountability partner, create a group of support around yourself, or work with a professional, like a coach. 🙋‍♀️


✨ You can’t think your way through change. You need to experience moments of wonder and joy, and that happens through exploration, curiosity, and heartfelt action. ✨


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