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August 27, 2018

Embracing Change

Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “Everything changes and nothing stands still.”  Change is an unavoidable part of life; you may never feel completely comfortable with it, but you can learn to embrace it.

Why Change is a Good Thing

Whether large or small, changes can be unsettling, even scary. A career change, a move to a new city, or the end of a relationship; there are so many ways that your life is constantly evolving. When faced with change, it can be easy to decide that you don’t like it, which often ends up with you fighting against something you may have no control over.

Though change may seem scary, it lights the way for you to improve. If you were to never change anything, you would remain stagnant in the exact same position you are in right now. Embracing change allows you to reach your goals and experience growth.

If you are nervous about changing, remember that change is inevitable. No matter how hard you try to avoid it, change will happen; However,  you can decide how you will react to it. Are you going to be happier worrying about change, or embracing it?

Tips to Stop Fearing Change

Reduce Your Expectations — When you have unreasonable expectations of life, you will likely find disappointment. By keeping your expectations in a reasonable range and not demanding a particular outcome, you will be able to better manage changes that come your way. This doesn’t mean you can’t want or hope for big things; it just means you are flexible and open with the outcome of a situation.

Acknowledge + Accept Change — Be aware that change is a life experience. Understanding that things can and will be different from how they are now will help you accept change. When you allow change to happen as it unfolds instead of fighting against it, you will allow yourself to learn and grow from the experience. Look at change as a way to broaden your horizons and discover new things about yourself and the world.

Be Positive — Change usually isn’t as bad as you think. Instead of dreading change, think of the positive outcomes it could bring. If you are going through a big life change, don’t focus on the challenges you may endure. Try to focus on the ways you will overcome those challenges and the benefits that change can bring.

Talk it Out — Sharing how you feel about changes in your life can be helpful. Lean on your support system, and let them know how you are feeling. They may not be able to change your situation, but they can bring a fresh perspective, and their support will make you feel more confident about what change can bring.

Embrace Uncertainty — It is normal to feel anxious when faced with new and different experiences. Charting landscapes that are unknown to you can be unnerving. Try recognizing any anxious feelings as excitement about a new possibility or anticipation that something great is on the way.

Embracing change may not be easy at first; just like any other skill, it takes practice. Reminding yourself of how you can embrace change will strengthen you and help motivate you to keep going. If you find yourself struggling to embrace change, try incorporating essential oils into your lifestyle.

Our Root Chakra Blend combines Vetiver, Myrrh, Frankincense, Grapefruit, and Pine essential oils to help bring emotional strength and allow you to better embrace changes in your life.

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