Have you noticed change in your life recently?
– an increase in stress due to uncertainty
– a modification in daily schedules, particularly with school
– a notice of political divisiveness in the country as well as more close to home – a resolve to move, start a new career, or make a major life decision
Whatever it is, change is our one constant, and during times like these…
it seems to be coming at us at warp speed.
Change is inevitable. We can’t run from it, avoid it, nor hope it away. Whether an effect due to the choices and actions we have personally made or from others in which the change is not directly our fault, it will happen…
and the future belongs to those who can adapt to it.
But how do we do that when change can be so scary? so uncomfortable? so exhausting?
In our series, “Building Resilience to Change,” we examine and share how we can make uncertain and difficult times an opportunity to take a look inside ourselves and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually because of it.
First, we start with change itself.
This last year has been filled with more change than most of us would like, but nonetheless, it’s happened and it’s here. So rather than shying away or lamenting about it, try to alter your perspective on change.
Consider the following:
1) Everything is Changing at All Times.
Quantum physics tells us that at every moment of every day, every thing is changing. From the rock in your garden to the television in front of you to your relationship with your best friend, nothing is the same from moment to moment.
What does this mean for us? It’s time to make peace with change.
The first step is understanding this concept and acknowledging that nothing will stay the same forever. Whether that is with our social networks, our work schedules, or even our health – we, and everything around us, are always in a state of change.
Just remembering this can bring about a new-found freedom.
2) Change is a Pre-Cursor for Questioning.
When things seem like they are out of our control, it can be a catalyst for questioning.
Questioning if certain friends are right in your life right now, questioning if the school you chose for your children is the best fit, or even questioning whether your currently held beliefs truly line up with where your spirituality is are all very real questions you may be facing.
Questioning is not a bad thing and should be optimized during challenging times!
Change can be just the thing we need to re-evaluate our lives, consider what we may have been taking for granted, and how we want to grow and become a better person in the future.
3) Change Can Bring About Growth.
When it comes to change, do you want to succumb to it or do you want to grow because of it?
Sure, it can be hard and exhausting (if you’ve experienced physical and/or emotional fatigue at any point over the last six months, you know the feeling), but it can also be worth it.
What will your human revolution be because you were here in this world when challenging times arose?
What will you look back on and say you did to become less rigid, less negative, less anxious and more compassionate, more wise, and more loving – to yourself and to others?
Let this time be your opportunity.
If you are inspired to develop your physical, mental, and/or spiritual health due to the changes we have experienced lately, take this journey with us.
Join us as we look at:
– physical health
– mental health
– spiritual health
in the time of a pandemic and ways in which you can mature and thrive in these areas.
Are you with us?
If you live in Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Centennial, Larkspur, Monument, Colorado Springs or the greater Denver metro area and are in need of additional support in these areas, we may just be the local team to help you.
Please call us at (303) 688-6698 or click here to schedule a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation to talk further with Dr. Graves.
Together, let’s build our resilience in the face of change – and become better people because of it.