You know what they say about best-laid plans. They rarely tend to work when confronted with reality. That’s normal, but it can generate a lot of frustration. Learning to go with the flow and accept things as they are happening can be a great skill to have that will serve you in your relationships, your professional life, and beyond.
If you can embrace change, you are likely to make your life a lot easier and much more fun. Change is unavoidable, and yet we tend to resist it and avoid it until we can’t manage that anymore. Here are a few ideas that might help you.
First, you never know when change is coming. It is like a wave that can sweep you up. It’s no use trying to anticipate everything coming your way. Who could have predicted the pandemic that took the world over for a while? But you can cultivate a mindset of being ready to accept what is to come.
Not every change is for the worse, either. The best things happen when you least expect it. You can find love or friendship, new opportunities or even a whole new career, and a lot more in situations you would never anticipate.
You do not have to be completely thrilled with every change, just accept it. Each situation can have its downsides and its positives as well. You might feel sad about what you are losing, about exiting a comfort zone. But each can also have a lot more to give and bring you unexpected rewards.
Accepting change means being open to new ways of doing things, new ways of being, and new situations that can influence your life. It means allowing yourself to see the positives even as you grieve for what has been lost.
Life is a process of never-ending change. It will never stop, because people change, places change, the world is changing always. The more in tune you are, the better you can adapt and the faster you can embrace the benefits of a new situation.
Not every change is great, but change, in general, is unavoidable. Find what you can do to accept it and make your peace with this idea.
Accept that some things you cannot hold on to, and this will inspire you more to cherish what you have now and to appreciate it while it is here for you.
“Every day the clock resets. Your wins don’t matter. Your failures don’t matter. Don’t stress on what was, fight for what could be.”