What is change? It drives us crazy, helps us adapt, and gives us something to look forward to on a daily basis. As told by the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, “Change is the only constant in life.” There are three notable points to be mindful of regarding the topic of change:
- It is demanding
- It is out of your control
- It is good for the soul
Change is challenging. It will push you to your highest limits. You will go through phases of constant change, and phases of slow change. From earning a job promotion, to losing someone you love, to moving or relocating from home. Each phase has levels of excitement, hesitation, and anxiety. Change that creates challenges is difficult, which is why it is beneficial to carefully assess its risks and opportunities, in order to fully overcome the transition.
Change is uncontrollable. It’s going to occur even if you do everything in your power to prevent it from happening. Accept the inevitable, and make sure you’re prepared for it to transpire. You have the upper hand by being aware that change is coming so adapt and create a plan of action. Change will run its course, just don’t let it control you, your awareness, and ability to adjust to life’s circumstances.
Change is healthy. Stagnancy can have a negative impact on your overall mental, physical, and emotional health. Under the big three, falls the spiritual, social, and environmental components of health. Each of these require time and effort on a daily, hourly, and weekly basis. Life without action is dead. People need to constantly seek movement for the sake of their health and well-being. Change allows you to put your verbs to use by praying, traveling, and doing new things that enrich your soul.
For each breath you breathe, focus on transformation. The demands, fluctuation, and conditions are constant. However, your ability to process and grow after each situation will help you change for the better.