It’s no secret that coping with change can be hard.
In fact, there’s a scientific reason for it. Our brains are wired to resist change because it’s seen as a threat to our survival. This instinct is known as the “status quo bias.” The status quo bias is a cognitive bias that favors the current situation or status quo over any alternative options.
The status quo bias is thought to be driven by two primary factors: loss aversion and the sunk cost fallacy. Loss aversion refers to our tendency to prefer avoiding losses over acquiring gains. In other words, we would rather not lose what we have than gain something new. The sunk cost fallacy is our tendency to continue investing in something as long as we have invested so much time or money into it already—even if it’s not worth it.
These two biases work together to keep us stuck in the status quo because we are afraid of losing what we have and we believe that we have already invested too much to turn back now. But just because our brains are wired this way doesn’t mean that we have to give in to these biases. In fact, there are many reasons why embracing change can be beneficial—both in the spiritual and physical realms.
Whether it’s a big life event or a small one, coping with change can be daunting. We often seek comfort in the familiar, but change is inevitable. So how can we cope? Therein lies the conundrum.
By utilizing some psychological tricks and strategies, we can maintain stoicism in the face of change and come out stronger on the other side.
Sometimes it’s dramatic – the loss of a job, an ability, your home, your health, and your significant other. Sometimes it is life-changing – a graduation, a marriage, a divorce, a death. Those come to us all in some form or another during our lifetimes. Sometimes changes are initiated by you – moving to a different location, joining a health club, leaving some group that you have been with for a long time. Sometimes the changes are subtle. Your favorite restaurant closes. The weather forces you to make other plans. You discover you are out of coffee, so you will have to stop and pick some up on the way to work.
Some changes are easy to deal with, and some are not. Some require huge adjustments and some only minor ones. Nevertheless, we cannot get through this life without learning how to adapt and adjust to it.
Some people resist change with everything that they have. They will never part with this or that. They will never change their mind about some issue. They will never – whatever. Often the motivator is fear. They know what they have and it is manageable – sort of – some of the time. The unknown, however, now that can be scary. What if things get worse?
One thing is for sure. Whatever attitude you choose to face your coming changes with, will highly influence the path you walk in the future. If you expect things to get worse, you are putting out negative energy. Like attracts like. If you put out positive energy and excitement toward the change, you have a much better chance of things working out well. This is how coping with change by embracing change can have a positive outcome.
We live on a free-will planet, and if we have the intention to follow our highest and greatest good, we will always be led in that direction, even if we, with our own free will, occasionally wander down an alternate road. Dramatic change is sometimes the only way to get us back on track if we have gone off course from our soul’s intentions.
Change Can Be Good!
In the physical world, change is a necessary part of life. For example, seasonal movements bring new challenges and opportunities. In the spring, plants begin to grow and animals come out of hibernation. This signals a time of new beginnings, growth, and renewal. In the fall, leaves change color and eventually die off; meanwhile, animals begin preparing for winter by storing food and thickening their fur coats. This signals a time of endings and preparation for a period of rest.
In the spiritual world, change is also constant—but often less obvious than in the physical world. For example, energy shifts constantly as different planets move through different astrological signs. These energy shifts can affect our moods, thoughts, and behaviors in subtle ways. Similarly, our chakras (energy centers in the body) can become blocked or unbalanced due to various factors such as stress or trauma; when this happens, it’s important to realign them so that we can function at our highest level spiritually. If you are a women, this is particularly important in order to heal wounded feminine energy.
There are many other examples of how change is constantly happening in the spiritual realm—too many to list here! But suffice it to say that if you’re attuned to these universal movements, you can use them to your advantage instead of feeling overwhelmed by them. Learning about astrology, metaphysical topics, and holistic healing books, and developing your personal energy can help you become more aware of these subtle changes so that you can flow with them instead of feeling like you’re constantly swimming upstream.
The Spiritual Aspect of Change
In the spiritual realms, change is always happening. The universe is constantly expanding and evolving, and we are too. We are always growing and learning, even if we don’t realize it. Every experience we have is an opportunity for growth. And every time we face a challenge, we have the opportunity to learn and expand our understanding of the world.
Coping with change can be difficult, but it’s also an essential part of life. Without change, we would never grow or learn. We would never be challenged or stretch ourselves in new ways. So instead of resisting change, embrace it. Embrace the challenges it brings and the growth it allows you to experience.
And nowadays, big changes are afoot. You can feel it in the air. Something is different, and it’s not just the weather. No, this change is something much bigger. It’s the kind of change that comes around once in a lifetime, or maybe even once in many lifetimes. It’s the kind of change that shakes things up and gets us out of our comfort zones. It’s the kind of change that can be scary, but also exciting.
What is it you ask? Why, it’s the awareness movement, a global consciousness move towards real spirituality. More and more people who were dismissing Reiki, Chakras, Kundalini and other energy arts are now realizing there’s a lot of truth to that. Sometimes even more than what “science” and “medicine” tells us.
Psychological Tricks and Techniques to Cope with Change
Now that we’ve explored the spiritual side of change, let’s talk about some practical ways to deal with it. Because let’s face it: coping with change can be hard. But there are some psychological tricks and techniques that can help us cope with change in a healthy way.
One of the best things you can do when you’re feeling overwhelmed by change is to take some time for yourself. Make sure you’re taking care of your physical needs by eating well and getting enough sleep. And make sure you’re taking care of your mental needs by spending time with friends, doing things you enjoy, and taking some time each day to just relax and breathe.
It’s also important to remember that you’re not alone in this. When you’re feeling lost or confused, reach out to your friends and family for support. Talk to people who have been through similar changes and ask for their advice. They can offer valuable perspective and insight that can help you navigate this time of transition, and of course, divine guidance is always welcome.
Keep opening to spirit, avoid the seven toxic habits and God will help you.
Steps to make the best out of change and keep stoic
The first step is to accept that change is happening. This may seem obvious, but it’s important to remember that we can’t control everything. Once we accept that these transformations are happening for a reason, we can begin to take steps to deal with it.
One way of coping with change is to break it down into manageable pieces. When a big change occurs, it can feel overwhelming. But if we take a step back and break it down into smaller chunks, it becomes much more manageable. For example, if you’re moving to a new city, break the process down into smaller tasks like finding a new place to live, getting a new job, and making new friends.
Another way of coping with change is to lean on your support system. When times are tough, it’s important to have people you can rely on. Whether it’s your family, your friends, or your co-workers, Lean on them for support and guidance when dealing with change.
Finally, don’t forget to take care of yourself. When coping with change, it’s easy to get wrapped up in everything that’s going on and forget about your own needs. But it’s important to remember that you need to take care of yourself both mentally and physically. Make sure you’re eating right, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly. These things will help you stay focused and level-headed when dealing with changes large and small.
Change is hard, there’s no denying that, but it doesn’t have to be scary. But by utilizing some psychological tricks and strategies, we can maintain our stoicism in the face of change and come out stronger on the other side. Remember to accept that change is happening, break it down into manageable pieces, lean on your support system, and take care of yourself both mentally and physically. If you do these things, you’ll be able to handle whatever surprises come your way—no matter how big or small they may be.
By embracing the spiritual side of change and using some psychological tricks and techniques, we can start coping with change in a healthy way. So next time you’re facing a big transition, remember these tips and tricks and try to see the opportunity for growth instead of the fear of the unknown.
Coping with change is hard because nobody likes that. But this is what brings us the transformation that propels us to grow in many ways. Therefore it’s important we learn about change for the better. There are also many psychological tricks and techniques to cope with change, which we will explore in this article.
Change is hard because humans are wired to resist it. But just because change is hard doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing! Embracing change can help us grow spiritually and physically—we just need to be open to it. Learning about how energy shifts affect us on a daily basis can help us flow with these changes instead of feeling overwhelmed by them. So next time you’re feeling resistant to change, remember that it might just be exactly what you need!
If you are focused on living the most joyous, abundant, creative, forgiving, loving, and grateful life you can, you can be assured that any changes that come to you are helping to direct you on that path.
The ability to accept, adapt, adjust and keep the faith throughout the many changes of life will serve you well and bring you much peace.
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