When You Experience Change
Change happens, right! You feel like everything is in order and then SURPRISE! You either embrace it or it turns your world a bit. Especially when change really throws you for a loop and your life out of whack!
Do you have a good practice in place to adjust to change? Yes, no or working on it. Change can be good or rock your world, especially those sudden and unexpected changes. Remember you have to do what is best for you in those times of change!
How will you practice going forward in improving your ability and capacity for handling change moments?
Put Your Oxygen Mask On First!
Practicing . . . To nurture and nourish. To communicate and connect. To tune into your emotions, feelings and thoughts. To tap into what you need!
Do you find yourself pulling away and wanting to take the stakes up?
Do you want to curl into a ball? Do you just want to hide out for a while?
Practicing . . . To be flexible to better adjust and become more resilient to change. To remain as calm and level headed as possible. To listen to what you need in those moments of change. To learn how to bend and not snap!
Do you find yourself “over” . . . whelmed, stimulated, etc.
Do you find yourself tightening and constricting?
Practicing . . . To release helps you center. To let go to find your balance, especially in those times when you have no control in the change. Making the time to tune into your whole being and its needs!
Practicing . . . Nurturing . . . Growing . . .
When you are in that change moment you tend to react not relax into the experience (unless it is good change)! It is not easy to find an even keel let alone a positive mood/attitude in those moments. Sometimes we are not even ready for a “there, there” or here’s some good advice for you. More times than not we need to process the change!
You may need to create the space you need to process the change! Stress and anxiety leads to tension and that can constrict how your body functions. A space where you can be with yourself to just be and take a breather. To release and relax. To bring your focus inward for clarity and awareness to work through the change process!
Processing . . . Being . . . Flowing . . .
Have You Tried Grounding?
I have been reading about grounding when it comes to experiencing change! That react/run and/or fight or flight reaction. At times it is just too much to handle and process. You almost feel like you are losing your sense of self. You may be able to ground and/or center yourself by rooting your whole being to the here and now!
Rooting to the here and now is a good process to start practicing for the whole of your being!
How Do You Ground/Center/Root In Change Moments?
I think about getting physically grounded! From your feet to your fingertips to the top of your head. Standing with your feet apart and spreading your toes. Interlacing your fingers and stretching your arms above you. Breathing in and breathing out!
I think about building a solid foundation to live from! To find that stability and self security you need in times of change. To become aware of inner being to communicate, interact and connect with your whole being again. To get out of that survive mode and know this is survivable!
I think about taking a much needed time out! To relax and rest to balance your whole being again. To recharge and re-energize. To be aware of your whole body to do a self check to determine your needs in those moments of change!
Will you tap into grounding?
- To better root your whole being.
- To cultivate your balance to center.
- To focus inward on your needs.
- To manage your time and energy more efficiently.
- To communicate and connect as well as interact and engage YOU.
- To have your mind and heart work as a team.
- To better cope and become more resilient.
Grounding . . . Releasing . . . Starting . . . (Photos by RSheridan)