Coping with Change: Five top tips

The Hormona Team

I am, self-aware and fully admitted, terrible at coping with change. Truly. I hate it. But as a part of life, it’s inevitable and you have to get used to it whether you want to or not. But none of us are alone in that, and if you also struggle with change when it rears its ugly head, here are a few tips: 

Hormona’s Tips For Coping With Change

1. Keep to a schedule 

As much as you can, keeping a routine going in your day-to-day life can be instrumental in coping with change. You might have to adapt it or tweak it, but keep yourself plodding through the steps. We are creatures of habit after all, and the familiarity and the routine can keep you focused and calm.

Even if it’s watching a certain TV show or taking your dog for a walk, having a familiar and comforting step in your day to focus on can make the rest of it easier to process. 

2. Let it all out 

If you’re scared, angry, anxious, or sad about the change that’s coming, let it out. Write it down, vent to someone, scream into the void, I don’t know. Whatever, healthy, cathartic method you prefer, let out all the worries and fears that are clogging your mind. Sometimes when things are out in the open, they don’t seem quite as bad.  

3. Support Network

A loved one, a friend, a therapist, or a well-meaning but oblivious pet; being alone in times of change is terribly unhelpful. Having someone to help you through it in whatever way you need them to, having a hand to hold through moments of anxiety and loneliness is never unwelcome. Remember to ask for help, we haven’t advanced to mind reading yet so unless you do, they might not know you need it and it is always okay to ask. 

4. Learn what you can

I, for one, hate getting into ambiguous situations of any kind. When going somewhere new or facing a new change, I like to know as much about it as I can. Research is my friend. And odds are, once you’re well informed, once you’ve seen it from every angle and understand it inside out, it might not seem quite as daunting.  

5. Stay Inspired

Change happens to everyone and almost every great figure in history has no doubt faced a change that was maybe easier, maybe worse than yours. Someone, out there, inspires you every day to push that bit further, to take that step and survive that challenge. When change comes along and threatens your balance, find that inspiration, that person who beat the odds or made the breakthrough and use them, real or not real, to lead you through. If Harry Potter can take on wizard fascism, you can start that new job. 

We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea.” – C. Joybell C.  


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The Hormona Team

The Hormona Team

Articles by the Hormona team are written by the amazing people that are, or have been, involved in Hormona and who all stand behind the cause and purpose of educating and empowering women to live better and healthier lives. It’s all of our goal to share personal stories, helpful information, tips, tricks and experiences to help other women in our community in their daily lives and on their hormonal health journey.