How to Embrace New Chapters in Your Life

How to Embrace New Chapters in Your LifeThere is only one constant: Change! Life is full of changes. There is only one place where you can find people who don't have to deal with change--the cemetery.

Changes happen when you least expect them.Surprise! It can throw your routines out of whack. But honestly, it's not the change that's the problem. It's your attitude and it's your response..

One of the most interesting books I read was titled "We Got Fired!" That's quite a change. But the subtitle was "And It's the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us".

New chapters in your life almost always occur by a change you did not expect. Surprise! The typical response is to feel frustrated, flustered, out of control and upset. You feel that way because you've never dealth with something like this before.. And quite frankly, it's easy to lose your cool when you're going through an unknown experience.  It's easy to give up because you feel like you've lost control of your life.

But knowing that new chapters in your life open up that way, you can choose your reaction. It's good news iknowing you can approach life events with positive techniques that keep you from feeling intimidated by them.

Follow these strategies to not only deal with, but also embrace, these new chapters in your life:

  1. Have an open mind.Expect the best scenario instead of the worst.Remind yourself that you've made it through more challenging situations before.
  2. Embrace the idea that this event might bring with it all sorts of positive spins on existing situations that challenge you. This new chapter in your life could be the answer to reaching previously unattainable goals.
  3. Exercise courage.Fear can keep you from achieving what you want out of life. It can turn strong men weak and result in disappointment, sadness and humiliation. If you picture living a life with those negative attributes, you'll start to develop the courage to prevent that from happening. So face the unknown with every ounce of courage you have!
  4. Even when you're not feeling courageous, tell yourself you're brave. Walk into a situation while repeating the words, "I have what it takes to conquer this."
  5. Take one step at a time. By far, the easiest way to approach any situation in life is to break it down into its smallest parts. When looking at the big picture of your new chapter, it might seem mammoth and insurmountable. But if you take a minute to dissect it, you'll realize it's a lot easier to take smaller bites and even savor the taste of newness.
  6. Be guided by past mistakes. Nobody you know has more experience in your life than you do! You know your strengths and abilities, and you also know where you went wrong before. Those learning lessons should be the tools you take into life's new chapter. Use them as much as possible to help guide you through the unknown.
  7. Be honest. If your new chapter in life is something being presented to you by someone else, be honest about feeling intimidated by it. If you're expected to tackle it and come out victorious, you definitely don’t want to disappoint! It's better to state your position up front because people respect honest even when it doesn’t favor them.

New chapters don’t have to be scary at all. You'd be surprised how perfectly capable you are of taking things head-on and relishing in the goodness they can provide.Give yourself the chance to experience fulfillment; use these strategies to embrace new chapters like you already know the outcome!

 

 

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