Change and fear of the unknown
Change is inevitable. It's scary, exciting, fearsome and necessary. It's currently one of those tumultuous times of the year where everything seems to be up in the air no matter where you are. In this issue of Kindlings magazine, we’re thinking about how to embrace and make the most of change.
In Australia, we have an upcoming election and the weather has fully tipped over to the cold. For those in the US and the UK, clearer skies are coming in. Whether it’s the weather, exams, moving, births or death, change can be difficult to handle. Learning how to accept change and identify the new opportunities that come with it can really make a difference.
How to get through change for the better
1. Accepting change
Change happens and accepting this is vital to moving onwards and upwards. This doesn't mean forgetting what was or ignoring your feelings about the change - it means acknowledging that change can and will happen. Denying that will make it more difficult and hold you back from bigger and better things.
2. See new opportunities
In every change, good or bad or uncomfortable, there is always opportunity. It might not be a silver lining, but maybe it’s an opportunity to improve, or to celebrate, or to appreciate.
3. Take a chance to reflect
When it seems like there are too many moving parts, it might seem contradictory to take a moment to stand still, but times of change are often the most important times to stop and take stock. It might seem cheesy, but it’s important to take a moment and reflect on what has past, how you feel about the change and what lessons you are learning as a result.
What's in Issue 4 of Kindlings Magazine?
In this issue, look out for our articles on voting properly to make a difference, how to regrow your own food and how to jump on the zero waste bandwagon. Got something to say? Register as a contributor. Got a question you want answered? Ask a Kindling!