8 Strategies To Open Your Mind To Change

8 Strategies To Open Your Mind To Change

Yesterday I was clever, I wanted to change the world.

Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself.

~ Rumi~

Have you ever found yourself in a position where change was inevitable?

You may have felt annoyed, frustrated, or even scared about how that part of your life was going to change.

Maybe you felt trapped as the change was going to happen whether you liked it or not. If you rebelled against the change, you know how alarming these types of situations can be.

You might have felt out of sorts or stressed out for days, weeks, or even months.

What if you were to undergo a mindset shift and begin to view change as opportunity?
What if you could reach out and embrace change with open arms?

Read on for some mind-expanding, eye-opening ways to regard change as opportunity in your life:

1. Accept The Idea of Change.
When you get comfortable with the idea that change is going to happen, it will help you go into a change with less stress.
Change will always be occurring. Recognising this fact will make life easier for you.

2. Change Implies Progress.
Whether you’re ready to admit it or not, when something changes, it’s progressing toward something.
As you probably realise, living life on a day-to-day basis often involves making progress on some level.

3. Change Introduces Unknowns Into Your Life.
The aspect of change that probably shakes you up the most is that it introduces unknown factors. It can be a bit distressing to not know what could be coming your way. Still, the unknown aspect of change must be acknowledged.

4. Be Ready to Experience The Change It Brings.
You will feel a whole lot better,  if you can shift your thinking from a focus on the unknown to recognise that change involves new things, people, places, and ideas, with at least some of it bringing excitement and interest.

5. Believe That Change Can Be Transformative.
You could be exposed to better products, knowledge, and skills as results of change.
Changes could also have great aspects that open up your life in ways you have not imagined before.
Regardless of where the change occurs, be it at work or home, the change can transform your life for the better.

6. A Wider Array Of Choices Often Accompanies Change.
Along with change, comes more options. A whole new world opens up, in a sense. You’re in a position to take advantage of new choices.

7. View Change As “The Spice of Life.”
There’s an old saying based on something the poet, William Cowper, wrote that states, “Variety is the spice of life.” If you can apply that attitude to how you see change, your whole approach to it will be different.

8. Adjusting To Change.
The fact is that you’ve probably experienced hundreds of changes over your lifetime, and you have probably adjusted to them. You have worked things out, and you will be able to adjust to more changes in the future.

If you shift how you regard changes, you’ll feel more comfortable with them.

Accepting change, viewing change as progress, recognising there will be unknowns, and embracing change will help you get ready for change.

If you can see change as transformative, you will notice that it creates more choices for you. Remind yourself that you can adjust to anything that happens, and you’ll approach change more positively.

As for me, that was exactly what I did.  Having been in the corporate and hospitality industry for the entire of my working life, I had to make a huge change on returning to home to Australia from my overseas assignments.
I realised that I no longer wanted to head back into the corporate world.

I took a break and did some soul searching on my purpose and where my next path would take me and then dived into learning a new skill and starting my own online business.

Learning a new skill requires determination and  commitment and I can tell you now that is the best investment and change that I have made.

Now I can work in the comfort of my own home and I do not have to wake up to an alarm clock, get dressed and commute through the horrendous traffic to and from work. It is so flexible on my time!

What I uncovered is a whole new life, right in front of us, we could not see it.

I started an online business from scratch with no experience, scary…YES – rewarding (worth it)..100%.

I am glad that I have embraced that change as it has created so much more choices for me. Remind yourself that you can adjust to anything that happens, and you’ll approach change more positively.

Now you can go forward into the next change with an open mind!….That is what I did!

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