The pros and cons of change

IMG_0418Most of us resist change. We know what we like, and we like what we know. Sound familiar?

For many families, the next week or so sees the beginning of another school or college year. BIG changes, first day at school, first day in a new class, first day at college or university or even the change to an empty nest.

It’s all about both letting go and moving forward. Learning to embrace change is an important life lesson, so how can we build our resilience muscles? Resilient people have skills to help them face positive and negative life events. The first step is to accept the things we CAN’T change, and recognise the things we CAN change. By overcoming difficulties in making changes we develop 6 important attributes:-

  • Strength
  • Intelligence
  • Insight
  • Creativity
  • Tenacity

So, whatever the changes may be in your house over the weeks to come, try to see any problems as challenges. As a way of building resilience muscles. Ask yourself what are the pros and cons of staying the same, and what are the pros and cons of accepting change. Good for adults as well as good for children.

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