Being prepared and organized can help you embrace change.
Learning to embrace change with open arms isn’t always easy. It’s human nature to want to hold on to what you have or stay in your current situation because it’s comfortable. Change, on the other hand, is uncomfortable. Sometimes, even scary.
Big life events create big change.
The picture above is my children. Now, our son is taller than our daughter.
As I write this, she is applying for a dorm room for her first year of college. I am very aware that life is slowly, but surely switching up on me. Our family dynamics are changing.
In one year from now, I will have one child at home, not two. In one year from now, my daughter won’t need me on a daily basis. Honestly, she already doesn’t need me every day. Does this make me sad? A little, but mostly proud. We, as a family, are prepared to adjust and embrace change because we’ve been organizing and planning for years.
Use organizing and planning to embrace change.
Being organized and planning ahead for big life events like moving, college, retirement and even death all prepares you and your family to more easily handle change. Even if you aren’t looking forward to the change, you will know what to do when it happens because you will have all your ducks in a row.
How to use decluttering to embrace change.
Take care of the physical clutter that no longer supports your current stage of life.
If the clothes hanging in your closet don’t fit anymore, get rid of them. Make room for the things that represent who you are right now. Trust me, who you are right now is exactly who you are supposed to be.
When you let go of old belongings, it not only opens up physical space, it opens up space in your heart and mind for new, exciting possibilities.
One of the best things you can ever do for yourself is declutter old, negative beliefs and thoughts.
Author, Louise L. Hay suggests that when a negative thought drifts into your mind you can simply say, “Thank you for sharing” and then let that negative thought go. Sounds silly, but it helps. There’s no need to judge yourself or the thought you had about yourself. Simply acknowledging the negative thought and recognizing it as an “untruth” makes it easier to release it.
Being organized and prepared can make a huge, positive impact on your level of stress when you are dealing with big life events. If you are prepared, you are more likely to embrace your new reality. You won’t just accept the changes, you can embrace them with open arms.