I’ve realised recently that I have a real fear of change. I’m even talking little things – I paid almost £100 for new prescription glasses & sunglasses & then took a few weeks to transition from using my old ones! Likewise, I have a new phone sitting here & I’m still using my old one with a cracked screen! Can you relate?! Many people find it difficult to embrace change, even when it is clearly for the better. If you’re struggling to make a positive change in your life, you must pinpoint your fears and understand the things that make you apprehensive about change.

Once you understand your fears, you can start tackling them step by step. But, you must create a plan and adapt to change slowly.

Here are steps that can help you overcome your fear of change:

  1. Identify your specific fears. Identify what is worrying you about changes that are developing in your life. Once you have placed your worries, you can start addressing them.

  • Make a list of all the changes you want to make in your life. Be specific, and make sure you’re as detailed as possible.

  • For each change, ask yourself what scares you. What are the potential risks involved? What could go wrong?

  • Be honest with yourself. It is essential to be realistic about your fears and understand that some level of risk is involved in any significant change. Also, remember that you can’t control every aspect of your life.

  1. See change as an opportunity rather than a threat. Instead of fixating on the potential downside of a situation, focus on the positive outcomes that could result from making a change.

  • Changes could lead to new and exciting experiences. The difference could improve your life in some way. The change could help you grow and develop as a person.

  • When you step into a new realm, it feels scary, but think about all the possibilities and opportunities that could result from your decision to embrace change. Your life could change for the better.

  1. Take small steps. If the thought of making a significant change is overwhelming, break the process down into smaller, more manageable steps.

  • If you want to change your career, start by doing some research. Look into different industries and job roles that interest you. Once you understand the available options, you can begin moving toward changing your career.

  • Don’t try to do too much at once. You’ll feel more in control of the process and less anxious about the change when you take small steps.

  1. Build a support system. Change can be challenging to go through alone. When you have the support of family and friends, it can make the process a lot easier.

  • Talk to your loved ones about the changes you want to make and ask for their guidance. If you’re going through a tough time, lean on your loved ones for emotional support.

  1. Be patient with yourself. Change takes time, and patience is essential throughout the process. Of course, setbacks will appear along the way, but avoid letting them deter you from reaching your goals.

  • Many people struggle to accept change, even when it is plainly for their benefit. If you’re working to make a positive change in your life, you must identify your concerns and understand what makes you fearful of change.

  • Take modest steps and work gradually. Create a network of friends and family to encourage and motivate you. Give yourself time to get used to new changes. Work at your own pace.

We all go through changes in our lives, both big and small. Change is a part of life, but that doesn’t mean it is always easy to deal with. If you’re struggling to overcome your fear of change, these tips can help eliminate or reduce your anxiety about change. Let me know about your experiences with change and what helps you?! Luv, Fi x