Dealing With Change


For me, dealing with change is kinda like being stuck in one of those dreams where you try to run away from something but your legs can't move fast enough. I feel like I can't keep up with this ever-changing world, I'm not an adaptable person by nature so I find it difficult to just go with the flow of everyday life.

Dealing with change can be challenging for anyone.

But change is constant, it's happening now and it's all around us. Even if it doesn't feel like it at times, things around us are always changing, from fashion trends to friendships. Dealing with changes in your life, however minuscule they might seem to other people, can seem like mountains to climb.

They don't have to be though, you just have to change the way you look at a situation to be able to cope with it a bit better. If you allow your mindset to change first, then the rest will be much easier to take in. If you can steer your direction of thought into a positive one, then you'll start to see change as a positive thing.

For me personally, my mood is affected during periods of change, I often begin to feel low due to increased anxiety about change itself, so in order to feel better about whatever change is happening, at the moment it's the phases of friendships that are affecting me and making me feel insecure, I work on CBT techniques in order to change the way I think about it.

I'll go into a bit more detail, basically the passage of time and the affect that has on friendship has really affected me in the past. I notice little changes very easily and I think I'm particularly sensitive to this. I'm at that stage now where I'm not 'hanging out' with people so much as catching up with them every so often and I think that's a difficult thing to get used to. Thankfully, I'm quite introverted in nature, as you can see in my socialising as an introvert post, but that doesn't mean it hasn't got to me at times and hasn't been a hard thing to get accustomed to. I still enjoy seeing friends but its the way these friendships have changed over time that I've found difficult.

I'm in a place now though where I can see it for what it really is, it's perfectly natural for friendships to change, and I wouldn't still want to be hanging around like I used to, but I still need to remind myself every now and then that it's just the stage of life I'm at. I'm in a good place and I wouldn't ever want to go back to how I was, and the memories I've got I'll keep for life and that just because I'm at the stage of catching up with friends doesn't mean there's not going to be any more good memories with them. Does that make sense? I hope it does.

It can be the slightest things too like a change in plan that can make me feel uneasy, it's something I dislike about myself that i can never seem to get used to change but its something I'm working on.

Anyway, that's all for this post, I really hope I managed to explain that well enough, let me know how you feel down in the comments section.

Bethany Lauren

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