All things are difficult before they are easy.
How was your Monday?
As we start Tuesday, Dan and I have a reminder; that change occurs throughout our daily lives.
Whether a work transition or someone you know is having issues, it is essential to offer your support and compassion.
With the right words to share with your loved ones, especially during challenging times, this can affect them positively.
Today, while things are changing for you or your friend; remember to keep a cheerful outlook for it will go out into our universe.
So, as we have been exploring words and how it effects our health, I welcome you to check out the past two weeks posts with words such as, time, faith, self-worth, happiness, encouragement, self-talk, optimism, karma, forgiveness, trust, appreciation, thoughts and words, power, rebuilding, passion, confidence, connection, transitioning, motivation, preparation, coping, laughter, empowerment, limitations, gratitude, circumstance, universe, and humor.
Today the word is- change.
We all experience change.
Change is fluid and can be negative or positive.
When things change in your life, it can impact your mental health and well-being.
You may even feel out of control in situations that you did not expect.
However, learning to manage the way you deal with these different situations will benefit your mental health.
Your outlook on the world affects how you deal with new situations.
If you generally have a negative outlook on life, major changes may worsen these feelings.
Negative thoughts and feelings can lead to greater stress.
Even positive change can be upsetting to some.
This is because a once-comfortable way of life will soon look different.
You are put out of your comfort zone, which makes it harder to deal with change.
When stress becomes overwhelming, it can hurt your mental health.
Unhealthy coping mechanisms and a negative mindset can make dealing with change feel impossible.
Stress caused by change may have many physical and mental symptoms that can hurt your overall well-being if you are not able to manage them in a positive way, such as: headaches, trouble sleeping or insomnia, digestive problems and stomachaches, muscle tension and backaches, high blood pressure and heart problems, depression or anxiety, irritability, eating too much or too little, alcohol or drug abuse.#pre
Something called uncertainty bias impacts how you deal with change too.
When a major life change happens, your brain automatically sees it as negative.
This can influence your decision-making process and increase feelings of anxiety and depression.
When good or bad change happens in your life, you will need to make an adjustment.
Using healthy adjustment methods will help prevent negative effects on your mental health.
Change can sometimes occur when you least expect it and may be out of your control.
However, having the right mindset and being flexible are important parts of dealing with change.
You are not alone, there are adjustments methods:
1. By finding something familiar, even if it is small, search for something stable on which you can focus.
This grounding point will help guide you in unfamiliar moments and feelings.
Performing daily habits, rewatching a television series you love, or even eating your favorite comfort food can ease the stress you have during a transition.
These are great ways to make yourself feel happy and improve your overall mood.
2. By understanding your perspective on the world, you will be able to see how everything is in movement.
There will be changes that may or may not impact your life.
Seeing the world in a global sense can put your situation into perspective.
This may make things seem smaller or more manageable.
3. Being flexible will help you deal with unexpected events in your life.
Letting go of expectations and restrictions in your life may make a new routine seem less scary.
Try to keep an open mind about new experiences to understand them more fully.
Perhaps some will even become enjoyable.
4. Finding people who understand you while dealing with a new transition can also help with the change.
It is good to talk to a trusted person in your life.
Having others to lean on is better than trying to manage alone.
Being supported by people you care about will help to make new experiences easier to handle.
Remember you are not alone; we are all going through some type of change.
Continuing as in the previous posts; 365 morning meditations for joyful days all year long.
The book is SUNRISE GRATITUDE by Emily Silva.
START THE DAY by repeating these affirmations to yourself:
· I am talented and capable.
· I enter the day ready to create change and contribute to my success.
· When I doubt myself, I will release the need to know everything.
· I can solve problems.
· Nothing is too difficult, and I know how to use my resources.
· There is a wealth of knowledge within me, and I am open to learning and developing my skills.
· Today is the perfect day to learn something new because I am capable of great things.
PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, Tai Chi, and Qigong.
Dan and I have started back bouncing and walking to Walk at Home YouTube.
It is always important to change your routine around you but continue keeping a healthy lifestyle.
For us, that may be walking through a park, walking in a mall, or going to the gym and just staying home, bouncing, and walking to Walk at Home with YouTube.
This also includes daily meditation and twice a week Tai Chi.
Guided Mindfulness Meditation on Embracing Change (15 Minutes)
It can be hard to learn how to deal with change and the unknown.
The future can be uncertain and scary.
But we cannot live in fear!
We can focus our minds to give us strength and confidence in life.
This guided mindfulness meditation will help us to be present and aware.
We will learn to embrace change with joy and curiosity.
Let anxiety drift away and allow peace and calm to flow into every fiber of your being!
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Until Wednesday, good things take time.