Ways to Handle Change Better: Be Creative

Happy New Year from Imagine Hope! We hope this New Year is a chance for you to reflect and grow from the last year. You may be considering making some changes in your life this year—whether big or small. Change can be hard! It’s never easy to make a change AND stick with it indefinitely. This week, we want to offer you some suggestions that may help you handle change better. We hope that these suggestions are useful as you begin your journey to a better you.

Be Persistent

With the changes you may be considering, there is always a question of whether you will succeed or not. Success is usually dependent on your persistence and not on your intelligence, education, or past successes/failures. Know what your goals are and what you need to make the change. Re-evaluate as needed. Don’t give up, even when it’s hard or you don’t see the results you want as quickly as you want. Anything worth doing takes a lot of time and persistence.

Be Flexible and Creative

It’s easy to look at a problem and only see one solution. Instead, you need to think outside of the box when you are looking at a possible change in your life. A good example is this: when it comes to weight loss, many people look at only changing diet OR only changing exercise. They put all their stock in one solution instead of seeing that success comes from hitting a problem from many angles. Any trainer will tell you that weight loss does not come from diets but from a lifestyle change—meaning you need to change everything about the way you live your life!

Check back this week as we offer more suggestions to help you handle change better!

Guest post written by Christy Fogg, a licensed therapist at Journey To Joy Counseling.