I can succeed at handling change and uncertainty. I look at situations from different perspectives. I search for the silver lining. I am flexible, creative, and upbeat.
I experiment with new approaches. I appreciate the opportunity to update my thinking and behavior. I stay relevant.
I take responsible risks. I calculate the advantages and disadvantages. I weigh the costs of doing nothing. I learn from experience and give myself credit for making an effort.
I am proactive. I prepare for transitions when I can rather than ignoring the warning signs. I update my resume and check job listings if my company is laying off other employees.
I hold myself accountable. I empower myself. I focus on what I can control.
I reach out for support. I talk about my feelings with family and friends. I consult others who are dealing with similar challenges. I consider professional counseling if I need additional help.
I remain calm. I accept my emotions while making logical choices. A peaceful mind helps me to honor my values and take care of my long-term interests.
I start small. I practice with easy circumstances, so I can train myself to deal with bigger endeavors. Babysitting my nieces and nephews gives me a glimpse of what parenthood is like.
I view change as natural and inevitable. I build resilience by facing reality and managing my expectations.
Today, I adjust to new conditions with determination and hope. Learning to adapt makes me happier and more successful.
- What has the pandemic taught me about the importance of adapting?
- How do I cope with losses?
- How does my ability to adapt change as I grow older?