Whether it be the clothes in your closet that you can’t bring yourself to give away or that horrible ex-boyfriend who keeps coming back, we all need change in our life at one point or another. Sometimes this change is voluntary and exciting while other times it can seem dreadful and forced. Whatever the change and whatever the reason, this 3-step formula will leave you ready to conquer the world.
#1 Organize the Old
If you’re excited to change, cherishing old memories can make things easier. Taking pictures of your family when you move out of the house, keeping certain memorabilia from your high school years, all of this can make change easier. On the other hand, if the change is hard for you, getting rid of anything that reminds you of the past is important. Toss those old clothes in the Salvation Army bin and don’t look back.
#2 Get Excited
Whether you like it or not, this change is now a big part of your life and it’s important to make yourself happy wherever you are, whoever you are with, and whatever you are doing. If it’s moving, find communities in your new home – join the gym, join a club, whatever you’re passionate about, I promise there is a place for it wherever you may be. If it’s emotional change, fill your life with things that make you happy and allow you to forget about the old and get excited about the new.
#3 Ask for Help
As a human being, it is nearly impossible to avoid undergoing change throughout your lifetime. If you’re struggling with a transition, don’t be afraid to vent to a friend or family member. I promise they’ve been through something similar and are willing to help you out. Surround yourself with those who care about you and want the best for you, whether they be near or far. Meet up with your friends if you can, and if you can’t, video chat or call them when you’re free.
Change, even when it is exciting, can be difficult. However, this 3-step formula is guaranteed to ease you of at least some pain. Before you embark on any transition in your life, make sure to remain calm and collected. No matter what happens, stay positive, have an open mind, and keep close with those who care about you.