How To Embrace The New Normal

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

  • Alan Watts

Let’s take a moment to imagine a life without change.

We would never see the beautiful colors of fall, we would never witness the growth of a child, and we’d forever miss out on new foods and enlightening places. The moon would never go through its cycle, our ocean tides would never adapt, and our lives would be at a constant standstill.

Change in our lives is inevitable, everything around us is constantly adapting, growing, and transforming. Without change, there wouldn’t be life.

So why can something that is so fundamental to life still be so difficult?

We all have the knowledge that change is foundational to our world, and yet so many of us find it frightening.

Feelings of anxiety and stress around things that are going differently than you expected may arise, and I understand how difficult those feelings are to deal with. However, now (more than ever) is the perfect time to start learning how to embrace the change we’re seeing in the world.

All of this “embracing of change” can seem a bit far fetched. Most people aren’t able to wake up one morning and say, “Alrighty! Today is the day I start loving change. I hope my whole day is thrown out of wack just so I can embrace the unknown!’”

Probably not… right?