Guest blogger: what do you think of change?

Today's guest blogger is Nikolett from Better Than Coffee blogging on something we all deal with: change.


“Know what’s weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything’s different.” — Bill Watterson

When the lovely Jaime asked me to guest blog due to her starting a new job, the first thing I thought was, "Wow, that's a change!" (And I hope her first week is a breeze!) I always try to put a positive spin on things that might get a bad rep -- and change is one of those things.

I used to hate, despise, loathe change. I'd be all content in my little bubble of regular things, and any change was unwelcome. But now, I see it as something good. Change is happening all the time - in your mood, how you feel about someone - and then, in things we do - starting a new job, moving away somewhere, going to a new school, starting a new relationship ... as much as we want to resist it, we can't.

So why not enjoy it, right-o? Embrace it, because you can make some positive things happen.

Unexpected and unplanned changes can sometimes be devastating, but instead focus on those expected changes: whether it's buying clothes for a new season a little earlier so you'll be prepared (but don't break the bank because that's not a good change, hehe), or making that time to spend time with loved ones if you're heading away somewhere, or making a back-up plan in case something doesn't turn out the way you want it to.

Change can be good for the soul: whether it's switching up what you regularly eat so your body/tastebuds can be happy, or doing a little room make-over so your mind gets a fresh start. So don't be afraid of change:

You can embrace it, and wear it on a t-shirt!


Or rent movies that are about change ... like
Garden State, where he revisits where he came from after a major change, and learns a lot about himself.

Or, you can read some quotes:

“What we achieve inwardly, will change outer reality.”
— Plutarch

“There’s moments in your life that make you; that set the course for who you’re gonna be. Sometimes they’re little subtle moments. Sometimes they’re not. Bottom line is, even when you see them coming, you’re not ready for the big moments. Nobody asks for their life to change. Not really, but it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No, the big moments are gonna come. You can’t help that. It’s what you do after wards that counts. That’s when you find out who you are.”
— Buffy The Vampire Slayer


What do you do to help you cope through change?
Are you afraid of change or do you love it?

Thanks Nikolett- I am someone who doesn't do well with change... as Ross says in Friends "nobody likes change!" What do you all think?

Stay tuned for Friday Faves later!

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11 comments:

  1. Love the t-shirt... Embrace Change :)

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  2. changes scare me to be honest, but usually it's for the best!

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  3. Yes to change. We change everyday anyway. I just try to swim with it, like a fish...

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  4. I agree on embracing change no matter how scary it is... somehow it always has a bright side attached to it!

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  5. It's funny...for me, whenever change is coming, I will listen to music that I love to help ease me through the change at hand. The familiarity seems to make me more comfortable. Though I still can't stand it!

    Love the fact that you used a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" quote. Fabulous post, Nikolett!! :)

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  6. I am trying to be better at embracing change, usually I'm scared of it!

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  7. Great post. I love change! It's like jumping into cold water. It takes courage to just do it and once you're in... you feel awesome!

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  8. Gorgeous post!
    Very inspiring!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  9. thanks for this!

    you're right... change is a new beginning, not an obstacle to an old beginning. Have a happy Easter!

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  10. i have learned to embrace change, feel through feelings, and learn from it. :)

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  11. Change can be the best or worst thing. I'm not too scared of change...I actually like to change things up often!

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