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Tools for embracing change

Change is an inevitable part of life. It urges us to try new things, but it is also something that many of us fear. Creativity coach Karen Powell, has prepared a toolkit with step-by-step instructions to help us embrace change. 

“As much as we like to control things and keep ourselves comfortable, we cannot escape change throughout our lives. Having tools to support you can help eliminate a lot of the stress often associated with change.” 

Karen’s five steps can help you to navigate change gracefully, keeping you on track and able to flow with the changes that life brings. 

  1. Notice how you feel

Feeling annoyed, bored, frustrated and lacking energy on a daily basis can all be signs that change is on the horizon. Our feelings are messengers. Listen to the messages they are trying to deliver. Change is mostly trying to lead us to personal growth and expansion.

  1. Spell it out

Write down all the concerns, fears, uncertainties and challenges you’re experiencing about this change. Seeing your feelings on paper is very helpful in moving them out of the body so they don’t overwhelm and consume you.

  1. Become present

Get out of your head and into your body. Breathe deeply and put your attention on your lungs. This not only calms you, but it also empowers you. One hundred percent of your power is found in the present moment. Listen to your intuition. It will guide you to take small, safe actions to keep you moving forward. Change is a process, not an event. 

  1. Take care of yourself

The usual self-care tips here: get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, drink lots of water. Everything is easier to handle when you feel physically strong. 

  1. Express gratitude 

Think of some of the changes you’ve gone through in your life already. How did you eventually move through those periods in your life? Even if there were some tough times, what blessings eventually came out of the change? Acknowledge how grateful you are for these blessings. 

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