Life is full of unexpected changes, some good and some not so good. No matter how prepared we think we are, there will always be times where something happens that takes us by surprise. Now I’m by no means an expert on this thing called life since no one really is, but I thought I would share some things to keep in mind when life’s unexpected changes happen.
It’s important to acknowledge what you are feeling and not hide it away. If you push what you are feeling down and don’t deal with it now, it will still be there until you face it. It’s hard, but sit down and figure out what you’re feeling and why.
Also, find someone you trust that you can talk to about what has happened. Keeping it all inside is never a good thing, and getting it out in some way usually helps. Plus, they might have some helpful advice to give too. If you don’t have someone you trust or just don’t want to share it with anyone, write it down on a sheet of paper or in a journal. This will let you clearly see what you’re thinking and how you’re going to deal with it.
This is always easier said than done, but focusing on the positives will make any situation easier. You might not be able to control a situation, but you can control how you react and how you look at it.
I know some people hate this expression, but it’s true. Everything does happen for a reason. You may figure out what that reason is right now or many years later. Everything in life happens because something else happened beforehand to get you there. You can’t have the good without the bad. So just know that no matter how hard or crappy things are, there is always a blue sky at the end that was meant for you.
Life doesn’t give you anything that you can’t handle. You may not know it, but you are stronger than you think. The universe has a plan for you that you may not be able to see, but you are strong enough to handle what life throws your way. Things in life will challenge and push you, but know that is to help you grow as a person.
Like with everything in life, this too will pass. Moments leave us quicker than we realize, which is bad for the good moments and good for the bad ones. Life is full of many ups and downs, twists and turns. But everything eventually does pass. And you have the power to determine how it will affect you and what lessons you’ll learn from it.
And those are some things to keep in mind to help deal with life’s unexpected changes. Just remember that you’ve got this, and with a positive outlook you can get through anything in life!
If you need a little bit more inspiration and positivity, be sure to give my 22 things I’ve learned this past year post a read too!
I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!