Posts tagged change
Why It's Important To (Sometimes) Be Uncomfortable

I’ve always been someone that avoids discomfort at all costs. I’ve just never really understood the point of putting yourself in a scenario where you feel less than great only to then have to think back to it and cringe at something you might have said or done. However, after having spent the past year in a foreign country (one that I had never visited before I moved there) I’ve learned a few lessons about why it’s okay, and sometimes necessary, to put yourself in uncomfortable situations.

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5 Ways To Start Fresh

It seems like I’m always starting fresh this time of the year. There’s something about April that brings out the urge to switch things up and move on to something new, whether that be leaving a job, preparing to move to a different country, starting therapy, or potentially starting a new job. As someone who gets very nervous about change of any kind, this time of the year allows me to revel in it with a little less fear than I’m used to, making the prospect of starting fresh enticing and exhilarating.

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Are You Ever Really Ready For Change?

To some, the prospect of change is embraced with open arms. To others, the idea can leave them immobile. I, unfortunately, fall into the latter category. Change has always been a touchy subject for me because it means inevitably letting go of something you've grown to love. I am a creature of habit, so when there's the first inkling of change I instantly feel myself tense up and my nose sting with a possible crying session in the shower. 

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Do We Shelf Our Self-Approval?

November has been a month full of changes and big news that I hope to share soon. I've handled all of it gracefully with a martini in hand and not one ounce of anxiety to go with it. Am I being sarcastic? Yes; that's my coping mechanism. It might sound like I'm not very excited about this upcoming change, but I am. I wasn't at first, but with time, a bit of journal writing, some necessary talks with friends, and this book, I've gotten to a point where I recognize that this change is good.  

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Learning To Say "Yes"

"Yes" has always been a hard concept for me to wrap my mind around. I'm someone who doesn't necessarily enjoy the idea of change, so actually delving into a new venture or experience is frightening and taxing. Planning is the only way I truly feel in control when it comes to my life and that's evident from how sequential and sometimes even boring my routine can become. 

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