Being Open to Change
The only constant in life is change. So true- this coming from somebody who is about to move city for the second time in 18 months. I always say that I’m open to any changes that come around but this recent one challenged my perception.
As I alluded to in my previous post, when the possibility of moving back to Edinburgh came up I was not very receptive. I did not want any change in our lives as our son had just been born so we were already going through a big shift that adding more to the equation - I pretty much shut it out. Until I couldn’t and the tough conversations and thinking of our futures had to happen. I was in the newborn bubble so it was tough to entertain.
I heard that when faced with change we tend to focus on ourselves first. It can bring up a lot of emotions and stress. As a new mum i can totally agree with that statement! I had A LOT of emotions round our possible move. I knew they were clouding my decision making, the clock was ticking and I had to figure out what i really thought and wanted.
The tip that helped me to figure out where I really stood was very easy: Take a step back and lay out the facts. No emotions, simply what are the facts.
Its like looking at the bigger picture but purely factually.
After that it was easier to go back and add in my emotions and feelings. If I was open to change why was I resistant? What was I really scared or frustrated about? What was exciting and what could it add to our lives?
I hope that simple step helps the next time you’re faced with a big decision.. I’m going to share more on here about the whole process of moving over the next couple months- the good and bad- so be sure to follow along here and on instagram.