Dealing with Monumental Life Changes
It is completely normal for some people to experience various levels of anxiety or emotional resistance when huge life changes happen to occur in your life. Acknowledging the fact that these life changes are out of your control is a solid foundational step to guide through whichever emotional hardship comes your way.
More importantly, it is imperative to recognize that regardless of how unpleasant or unwanted the situation is, there are ways to make the most of any situation in order to more holistically learn about the strengths you possess.
Acceptance of the unwanted life change is a beneficial technique to aid your emotional well-being, without overthinking the effects the adjustment would have in your day to day. Although it is natural to resist at first, excessive resistance can be counterproductive, as it can hinder your overall progress to deal with the issue at hand.
Wishing the situation would disappear does not help your emotional progress, so it is best to avoid over thinking of the predicament as this prevents moving past or accepting the change.
As you improve with emotionally accepting the situation at hand, the next step in this process is to discover healthy, beneficial ways to deal with the wide spectrum of feelings you may be experiencing. Releasing these feelings is the most cathartic way to experience both short and long-term alleviation. With this in mind, engaging in a form of physical activity you enjoy allows you to channel emotions in a way that increases overall energy levels and mood.
To further help in this situation, re-crafting your view on the life change that positively reflects the adjustment, is one of the key ways to re-empower optimistic thinking. Creating a peaceful mental state is deep-rooted in finding this adjustment as a perfect learning opportunity to improve on the qualities that you needed to work on, but never got the chance to actively better.
Other activities that can help you through this difficult process are meditation, writing in a journal or spending time alone in nature in order to comprehensively analyze this new life adjustment.
The combination of all these methods will inadvertently ease different types of stress or anxiety that you quite possibly could be suffering from during this temporary stage in your life. However, it is important to try to make the best out of any ideal or unideal situation that could happen to come your way.