How To Quickly Overcome A Terrifying Fear Of Change
"I'm terrified of changing anything. What do I do?"
"It's painful for me to make any change whatsoever."
"I don't know how to change or if I am capable of it."
"I'm stubborn when it comes time to accepting change in my life."
Change is a scary thing!
When you make a change in your life, you enter into the unknown. You travel from a safe place to one where you don't know exactly what will happen next.
The truth is, there is nothing you can do to stop change. The world is forever changing - sometimes for good and sometimes not. The best thing you can do for yourself is to learn the best ways to adapt to change.
Follow these nine strategies to conquer your fear of change.
Be conscious of your thoughts.
When you embark on a change in your life, think it through in a positive way. Instead of thinking about what could go wrong, picture it all going right.
How will you remain positive?
Life lessons are vital.
Think about some of the past changes you've gone through in your life and include both the positive outcomes and the negative ones. Regardless of your past, it's likely that you've learned an important life lesson. Yet, if you keep your life stagnant, you'll lose out on the many important life lessons and experiences.
What life lessons can you learn?
Write down your thoughts.
Writing down your innermost thoughts can provide a similar release as confiding with a close friend. Change can be scary, but if you provide yourself with a way to conquer the fear, you can find the courage underneath.
What thoughts stick out?
I've personally used hypnosis since I'm 12 years old. It flat out works. Hypnosis and self-hypnosis techniques have been known to help when we need to alter our thinking. Hypnosis can help you relax by feeding you transformative thoughts.
Will you give hypnosis a try?
If you want to get over your fear of change, you have to actually want the change. If you do, you'll do whatever it takes to get motivated. You can do this by reciting affirmations, writing directions down for yourself, or asking a trusted friend or family member for help.
What's your positive motivation to change?
Be in the present moment.
Staying in the present moment can help you conquer any fear. It's far too easy for your mind to get caught up with regrets about the past or worries about the future. In moments of self-doubt, focus only on whatever you're doing at the moment. This moment is all you have, so you might as well enjoy it!
Are you focused only on "the now" or present moment?
Create smaller steps to change.
Break down a big change into smaller "mini" steps. If you're planning a big change in your life, perhaps it will help to break down the change into a series of smaller steps. Doing so will help you to feel less overwhelmed if you can easily transition into a change instead of feeling shocked and scared.
How will you break down big steps into smaller ones? List them.
Brush off excuses.
Remember that it's always the right time to change. Don't make excuses for yourself. Believe that you can do it and go for it!
What's holding you back?
Make your plan.
When you embark on a path of change, it may be the unknown that scares you most. If possible, carefully plan through your change. Think about all the possible scenarios and outcomes - positive or negative - then make a plan. When you have a plan, you'll ease your fears of the unknown and feel at least a little more comfortable with the change.
What is your plan?
Change is going to find you one way or another, so you might as well learn how to go with the flow and take advantage of it.
It may be easier said than done, but, learning how to better adapt to change will improve every aspect of your life!
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