“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy
I. Change is inevitable and the only constant in life. Everything in this universe is constantly changing yet the thought of change makes us feel uncomfortable. It makes us feel like we’ve lost control.
As human beings, we look for routine & we love to build our cocoons of comfort. Change can make us feel anxious as it comes with uncertainty.
II. Looking at change in a different light: Since change is constant, we must realise that most of the time we don’t have control over external factors in our life. What we can do is:
- to switch off the fight & flight response and try to embrace the natural flow of life (-though I understand that it’s easier said than done, it is possible)
- understand that change is necessary for our growth (if things never changed, our lives would become stagnant and we wouldn’t be able to grow & flourish)
- Direct our perspective in order to look at change as somethings that opens the doors of opportunities for us
- realise that we are ever-progressing, ever-growing & ever-evolving beings
III. Technology is one of the best examples of how quickly things change in our era. We live in a day & age where things are rapidly changing, especially because of the pandemic. The pandemic has affected everybody around the globe. These are external circumstances that we cannot control. However, the only thing we can control is us- our actions and our attitudes towards things.
IV. Optimism is the way forward. We can try to be optimistic about the future even if things aren’t looking very good in the moment. If a change in your life is taking a toll on you, it’s a good idea to talk to someone about it while taking a solution-oriented approach.
We’ll be holding our Annual Girls Like Me Conference for girls aged 13-17 on 9th October focusing on Digital Generation, Our Generation! We will be helping them aspire to attain powerful skillsets so that they can better navigate their teen years, adapt and grow into the best version of themselves! Do you know a teen girl who might benefit from attending? Reach out to them and let them know!