2020 has been a very difficult year for everyone, from a heavy bushfire season to COVID-19 turning the whole world upside-down. It has been especially difficult for all Victorians, who have had to adapt to many levels of change, and now that we are slowly returning to some form of normality, although we are very happy and looking forward to the releasing of restrictions, this can also be another challenging time.
Firstly, we need to accept that things are not going to go back to exactly the way it was prior to COVID-19, we still need to be mindful of limited restrictions in place and be mindful that we have all experienced a significant and shared traumatic event this year. Adapting to changes in life can be challenging on a good day, however we have gone through many levels of change thus far, and there may be more to come. So how do we make it easier for us to adapt to change.
- Acknowledge the change that has occurred, give it a name, then think about it, or talk to someone about it. This will normalise the change and assist you to approach the change from different points of view. How can you look at the change in a funny light? How can you look at the change in a positive light?
- Think about small goals for yourself around the change, approach the change head-on and use it to grow yourself, make the best of what is in front of you.
Facing changes in life can be a difficult time when you resist the change, the more we fight change, the more difficult it can be on our minds and body. Change is evitable for all of us, we need to ride the wave of change and embrace it.
What have people struggled with the most in changing of restrictions? What are people most keen to get back too? How can you use the lifting of restrictions to catch up with friends & family?
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