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  • Writer's pictureAmba Brown

3 Ways for Adjusting to Change

You can't change the wind but you can adjust your sails.

Sometimes we aren't quite ready for change when it comes. It just happens and we're left to adapt to the differences the best we can.

For most major life transitions, like finishing high school, starting a new job or becoming a parent for the first time, it's more than common to need at least a little transitioning time.

Here are 3 ways you can adjust your sails once change hits:

1. Perform a detailed visual check

First step is to assess all that's going on. Understand where you've been, where you are now and what the conditions are. This assessment is part of the phase of helping you let go of what was and getting your head around what is.

2. Determine the wind direction

Next, take the time to determine what the wind direction is and where you are headed. This re-aligning phase will be important to refocusing your goals and expectations for the future.

Note: At about this point you'll want to spend as much time and energy as you can learning how to sail and navigate the best you can.

3. Sail your boat

Time to set sail. Remember you were already sailing, the wind has just changed. You will be ok. You will adjust - you just need to keep going, keep sailing. Even if you feel a little off balance at times - you'll get more confident and the seas won't remain this rough for too long. You only have to look at any weather forecast to know that storms come and go and life replicates the ups and downs of the waves that come with it.

You know what they say - change is the only constant. So the best thing you can do is to learn how to effectively sail the changes that come your way.

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