How To Cope Better with Big Change in Life

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Even if you are the kind of person who actively avoids change as much as possible, life is bound to throw all sorts of major changes in your way whether you like them or not. And it is up to you to cope with them in the best way possible. Some of these changes represent major opportunities, while others are extremely challenging personal situations. So, let’s look in general terms at how you can cope with change.

Acknowledge That the Change is Happening

A lot of people’s first instinct when they are going through a big change is denial. But the longer you deny something, the slower that you are going to be able to deal with it. Denial will only take you so far. And if you put taking action off for a long time, there is a chance that the problem that you are facing could become even more problematic.

Seek Help Where You Can

Help can come in two major forms. The first is by speaking with your friends and family members. It could be that you are looking for practical solutions from them. Alternatively, you may simply need someone who can listen to your problems. The other main source of help can come from professionals such as councillors or mediators. If you try to deal with a problem all by yourself, it is very easy for it to feel entirely overwhelming.

Find Stress-Relief

When you are trying to confront a problem, it can end up getting on top of you if you keep running it over and over you in your mind. So, you need to try to find some stress relieving activities where possible. Some people find exercise to be highly useful, while others prefer meditation or yoga. You should also try to maintain a healthy diet as much as possible, and avoid too many substances for coping such as alcohol.

Write Down Your Thoughts

One of the best ways of clarifying how you are feeling about a certain situation is by writing down what you are thinking. You don’t necessarily have to analyse what you are writing in great detail. The simple act of getting something down on paper can help to stop you going over and over it in your head. And you may want to write down any positives which have come as a result of the change to remind yourself that there are still things to be thankful for.

Accept What You Can’t Change

Whenever you go through a challenging situation in life, there are bound to be some things that you can change and some that you can’t. Ultimately, one of the hardest things to do can end up being accepting the latter. Running through the same situations and scenarios in your mind over and over again will not provide positive change in the long-run.

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