For some, change can be scary as it represents uncertainty, but for others, change is a welcome respite from the mundane of every day.
Many times we resist change. It’s a natural response to feeling anxious with unfamiliar territory.
But what if we could learn to embrace change instead?
What if we saw it as an opportunity for growth and development?
Today we’re going to explore the reasons change is good for your soul.
Why is change hard?
- We feel unprepared
- We feel comfortable where we are
- We don’t want to deal with the unknown
Of course, change is much easier when you make the choice to change.
Change can be really difficult if you don’t have a say. When you don’t know what to expect and negative thoughts pop into your mind, change is darn scary.
Even if you don’t believe it, sometimes change is good.
So, I encourage you to remind yourself that accepting change and evolving is important for your heart and soul, especially if you find yourself in a situation you don’t want to be in.Having a hard time accepting change? Here are 10 reasons why change is good for your heart and soul xo #changeisgood Click To Tweet
10 Reasons Why Change is Good For You
1. Change Is Necessary for Growth
Change can help us grow emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. It keeps us fresh and open to new experiences.
If you want to achieve something new, you have to do something different.
This is especially true when it comes to our personal lives – we all need to grow and evolve in order to become the best possible versions of ourselves.
But change can be difficult, particularly when it comes to making alterations in our routines or familiar surroundings.
So, think about how you can make the most of change and ensure you’re growing in the right direction.
2. Change Helps You See Things in a New Light
Have you ever made a big change in your life and found that everything suddenly looks different?
Seeing things from a different perspective helps you see the world in a whole new way. It’s as if the old lens you were looking through was replaced with a new, clearer one.
You can embrace this new view and reflect on what it means to you – how it impacts your decisions.
3. Helps You Reach Your Goals
If you feel you’re stuck in a rut, but you still have big goals you want to achieve, change needs to happen.
Depending on your goals, whether they are professional or personal goals you’re not going to move forward if you don’t change anything.
This quote says it all…
“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.”Max Depree
4. Change Opens Your Mind
Embracing change in life starts with having an open mind to new experiences. And of course, opening your mind is what you need to begin to change – it’s truly full circle.
When you open your mind, you can begin to truly live, feel and experience true contentment.
5. Changes Make Life More Interesting
Let’s face it – if you’re doing the same thing all the time, life can get boring.
You can make small or big changes, but I promise that even the tiniest changes can make you feel excited – increasing your zest for life.
Some examples of little things you can change:
- Pick up a new food at the grocery store
- Switch up your morning routine
- Learn a new skill
- Read something new (or turn the TV off and pick up a book)
- Ask your boss how you can get that promotion
- Pick up a new hobby
- Walk in a different direction
- Invest in yourself your future
Of course, bigger changes can be really tough, but that’s where you can practice with making small changes.
6. It Helps You Understand What Makes You Happy
If you don’t try new things, how will you know what makes you tick – what makes you feel joy?
Of course, you can make changes that you don’t end up liking – and this will help you see that what you had was good, even though you didn’t appreciate it at the time.
Making changes to any part of your life helps you reflect.
7. Changing Prepares You for all Situations
If you’re used to changing you can be better prepared when things don’t do your way. It means you’ll be able to adapt quickly and move on with a different plan.
This is important in the workplace but also on a personal level.
Holding onto things that aren’t going your way isn’t good for your mental health, so getting used to making changes in your life is helpful in building resilience and strength.
8. Change Allows You to Be More Accepting
Evolving as a person can help you accept yourself and others more.
Since we know change gives you more of an open mind and helps you see situations from a different perspective, which results in acceptance.
Acceptance of others who have different beliefs or values than you is a beautiful part of life. Acceptance of situations you don’t like and acceptance of yourself, for things you don’t have control over.
9. You Can Learn A Lot from Change
To change is to learn.
When you make a change in life, no matter how bug or small you can ask yourself:
- What worked?
- What didn’t work?
- How can you approach a situation differently?
When you make changes in your personal life you can compare your situation to where you were before.
If you make even a small change professionally this can open you up to new opportunities.
10. You Get To Experience Life To The Fullest
As I’ve eluded to above, making positive changes has so many positive benefits. These positive experiences allow you to live your life to the fullest.
Change allows you to create the kind of life you want.
Whether you want change to happen or not – it is inevitable. Therefore getting comfortable with change is something we all need to get better at.
“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” – John C. Maxwell
Change can be harder for some people. When we go through tough times where change is forced on us, we can still look back and see positives when we reflect on the change.
Especially when change comes our way (when we don’t want it), remember to still be willing to work with the change.
If you feel like giving up or think that change isn’t necessary, try to focus on the outcome you want and keep moving forward.
Have you made any big changes in your life recently?
I’d love to hear about your experience with change. Share in the comments below.