We all know that change is hard. Change is hard because you brain is wired to do the same thing over and over, regardless if that activity is good or bad for you. We also know how challenging it can be to go through change, but the positive consequence is really awesome.
I fully believe change is good for you. Even when it seems tough, you are learning and growing as a person. Change happens slowly, but it happens.
Here are five reasons why change is good for you:
You are pushed out of your comfort zone. Life in the comfort zone is easy. You simply follow a routine and you can predict the consequences. Outside of the comfort zone, your assumptions are challenged. Your opinions, mindset, and belief system are tested. You must find new ways to articulate who you are and what you believe. The idea of doing the same thing over and over without question is discouraged. Getting out into the world and doing something new and different is a fostered approach to life.
You get to experience more. Change is good because you have the opportunity to embrace new experiences. New perspectives are waiting for you at the doorstep. Opportunities are plentiful. When you look back on your life, all of the really amazing things are because of a new experience you had. All of those vacations you took and all of the people you have met have taught you more than you ever learned in school. These experiences now make up who you are today.
You get to find out who you really are. When you are going through a transition, your mind expands in way that is hadn't in the past. You find out about what you can handle and what you can't. You learn about your limitations. You figure out what your are really made of. Learning about yourself, including what you cannot handle, helps you to figure out a better path to take in life. You are open to the possibility of learning that what you have been doing in the past isn't suiting the future.
Makes you more flexibility and adaptable. Without a doubt, change makes your more flexible and adaptable. You learn to embrace chaos in a way that seems foreign but acceptable and achievable. Then, you are armed with more confidence as you walk into the next uncomfortable situation. You begin to thrive in new situations because you have proven to yourself that you can, not only handle change, but FLOURISH.
You have more fun. When you are open to change, you are open to saying YES to more. You are open to more experiences and opportunities. You have the opportunity to meet more people too. When you add all of these things together, you are going to have a more robust life and you'll have a ton of fun figuring it all out along the way -- there's no doubt about it.