As we all know as much as we would sometimes like to, we can not control everything. “We can’t always pick the music life plays for us, but we ca choose how we dance to it.”
In life we have many different transitions with age alone. If we add moves, losses, new beginnings, etc…the list continues to grow. This is why it is essential we also learn how to grow and adapt to the “music life plays for us”.
Adjusting to change can be difficult, as even positive life transitions tend to cause some stress. Over the course of a lifetime, a person can expect to experience a significant amount of change. Some of these changes, such as marriages, births, and new jobs, are generally positive, although they may be accompanied by their own unique stressors. Other major life transitions, such as moving, retirement, or entering the “empty nest” phase of life may cause a significant amount of stress.
Changes, and especially difficult changes, can influence personal growth, and dealing with a change successfully may leave one stronger, more confident, and better prepared for what comes next in life. In other words, even those changes that are neither expected nor wanted might still produce some beneficial outcome.
Those who find themselves experiencing difficulty coping with life transitions may find it helpful to speak to a therapist in order to become better able to adjust to changes they cannot control.
At RISE & Shine we specialize in helping our clients adapt to life’s changes — learning how to move forward.