Monday, September 30, 2013

How to Cope with Change: Do Something Familiar

McGonagall reading

Ok so, you're developing some simple routines, letting yourself just be where you are even when it's a bit ugly, & remembering to laugh because life is funny. What else?

The fourth thing that helps me cope with change is to take a bit of time to do something familiar.

For me, this is real simple:

I find a slot of time.
I pick up a book.
I sit down on my bed.
And I read for as long as possible.

When I put the book down & go about the rest of my day, I feel like a new person.

There are lots of things you can do to get a taste of the familiar when everything around you is changing.

Working out.
Cooking a meal.
Watching your favourite movie.
Getting outside.
Going somewhere familiar like Starbucks.

Figure out what refreshes you & find a bit of time to do it.

Doing something familiar can give you just the energy you need to get back to coping with all the unfamiliar things that come with change.

McGonagall reading via BuzzFeed

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