Seasons bring change upon us whether we are ready for them or not. You can count on the fact that things change in life, it’s inevitable. A good reminder of this is the weather changing, leaves changing colors, and the good old pumpkin spice lattes are back. If you are currently in a difficult situation or circumstance, check in on how you are thinking and feeling about it.
Chances are later in the day or week, you’ll have a different perspective on it. That’s because feelings and thoughts change and thank goodness for that. If you are really emotional about something, do something kind for yourself, like venting to a friend, journaling, or taking a walk and seeing if it helps.
When you can take a step back and calm down, you can then examine your thoughts and see if you are thinking logically or emotionally. We can’t always believe our feelings. We have to make sure they align with our thoughts, values, and actions. We are imperfect and supposed to make mistakes so go easy on yourself if you don’t like what you see. People don’t always change or don’t want to and you do have to be aware of your expectations as well as their capabilities.
If you are in an unhealthy relationship dynamic, make sure the other person is willing to do their part. If they don’t care or don’t apologize, then they’ll most likely continue doing what they do. Be wise with who you let in your life and why. Here are five tips for managing life’s changes.
- Do daily self check-ins
- Challenge your thoughts
- Learn from your emotions
- Manage your expectations
- Do something good for yourself
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Angie Rosenberg is a proud mama to Wynter and wife to Marc Rosenberg, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Music Therapist (MT-BC), and Health Mentor located in Encinitas, California. She empowers moms after having a baby to reconnect with themselves. She works with moms to rediscover their identity by focusing on personal goals, maintaining a healthy mindset, setting boundaries, listening and responding to the body’s signals, and balancing their newfound sense of purpose.