The only permanent thing in life is change. You may have heard these words before and they are true; change follows us everywhere we go. We change jobs; new people come into our lives; we change where we live; we get children; we get broke; we lose homes – change can come in any form and at any time. Unfortunately, not all of us embrace it very well. For most, it can bring a lot of stress – we simply don’t know how to cope. Even positive changes can make us feel stressed – you can get a new job that pays you more but have a hard time getting along with your colleagues, for example. Or you can move into a new, bigger home but be stressed aby your neighbors.
It is very important that you learn to cope with change and transition because as we have said, it happens all the time. You have to learn to embrace new life conditions as they happen and one of the best ways to do that is through guided imagery and guided meditation. These are techniques that have been used for centuries and they have been proven to work. Guided imagery and meditation requires that you take a few minutes out of each day to evaluate what you want out of your life.
You will think about the source if the stress in your life and whether your reaction to it is appropriate. You will focus on how you would like to feel instead of how you are feeling now – if, for instance, you are worried about your colleagues, can changing your reaction to whatever it is about them that you don’t like be helpful? How would you feel if you didn’t stress over them? Just by transporting yourself mentally in this manner will help you cope much better at work and you will soon realize that the stress in your life is gone.
Guided meditation and guided imagery may not be the easiest thing to master but you can do it with a little practice. Find a quiet spot where you will not be interrupted and sit comfortably on a chair or even on the floor. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and focus on the positive outcome that you would like to come out from the transition that you are going through for a few minutes. Your thoughts may get side tracked but keep coming back to the positive outcome you want to achieve and sooner or later you will feel much better about things.
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