It’s that time of year again! We transition into spring and start to enjoy the changes of Mother Nature. Temperatures rise, days get longer, and everything begins to bloom around us.
As we embrace the change in season, it’s time to reflect on our own personal changes we’ve experienced since the beginning of the year. Revisit those goals set in the winter months, reflect on your accomplishments or shortcomings, and make plans to explore new paths.
Change can be stressful, regardless of whether or not we perceive it as positive or negative. Naturally, we prefer to stay in control of any changes to our lives, but many times this is not the case, nor should it be. Changes we cannot control are inevitable, and anything that pushes us out of our comfort zone will ultimately grow us.
So, as nature reinvents itself, let’s take time to reflect. Have you reinvented or stretched yourself in the past months? Have these been your own decisions or a result of something else? Have you been reacting or in the driver’s seat? Either way, how have these changes helped? What can you do in the future when faced with similar challenges or positive changes?
Allowing time for reflection will help you prepare for future changes and show you where your strengths are. Learning to embrace change will reduce stress in your life and guide you to a positive and resilient attitude.