Change is an inevitable part of life and is accompanied by stress and anxiety whether the change is expected or not. Even positive transitions require a period of adjustment and can also bring on feelings of fear. You are not alone in experiencing the difficulty that comes along with adapting to changes in life.
Whether it is a small or major life change, most people struggle on some level managing and adjusting initially and even over time.
Therapeutic support from a psychologist during times of transition is crucial as it allows individuals to have the space and support to process and adjust to the change. It is important to outline your values and priorities in order to help you meet your goals.
Therapy can also help you identify coping skills to use when feeling overwhelmed by the change and possible difficult decisions that come along. Coping skills and decision making skills can be learned to manage in the moment and be prepared to effectively manage future life changes.
“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is therefore more security in the adventurous and exciting. ”