Changing our approach to change

Have you ever felt a bit resistant to change? Perhaps you’ve stayed at the same job even though part of you feels ready for the next step. Or, maybe you stayed in a mediocre (or even toxic) relationship longer than you knew you should. Or, perhaps you choose to wistfully scroll through social media instead of getting out there to take action toward your goals.

If so, the good news is that you’re not alone.

In general, it’s human nature to resist change. It’s unknown and unpredictable, making it highly uncomfortable. However, the thing is that life is all about change. Every day and every moment is changing, whether we like it or not. No matter how much we try to control it and keep things the same, change is inevitable.

So, what can we do? Some people will tell you to just rip off the band-aid and take a leap. Just run right toward the big scary thing, like jumping into a cold pool on a hot summer day. And, yes. In some cases, this does work and at some point, you do have to just get out there and do the thing.

But perhaps there is a slightly different approach we can take in dealing with change. Perhaps there is a way we can expand our comfort zone such that changing doesn’t feel as scary and uncomfortable.

Maybe there is a way we can learn to embrace, or at the very least accept, change.

In today’s blog video, I delve into what’s behind our resistance to change as well as offer an approach that may just get us to a place of acceptance. After all, when we can work in harmony with ourselves, versus fight against the walls of our comfort zone, life feels way more fun.

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