Adjusting to Change can be a hard thing to truly do or even understand. Sometimes you make plans for weeks and look forward to the long weekend.  Then suddenly one of your family members gets sick and you are forced to change your plans. You are now stuck at home taking care of your loved one, making chicken noodle soup, and giving fever-reducing medications.

How do you try to be optimistic and find positive things in this situation?  It is hard for all of us to cancel our plans and to accept the idea of being stuck at home. How do we deal with the sudden change, your feelings, and disappointments? Having a new plan and trying to create fun at home, such as games, movies and creative projects are some ideas to help in adjusting to change in a healthy way.

It’s important to try and have a backup plan whenever you possibly can. Looking at what you can do rather than what you are missing out on is a change of attitude that can help adjust your perspective on any situation.  Accepting that change is a part of life and everyone has to go through it is one way to help cope with a situation you cannot avoid.

If you have a hard time dealing with change, healthy coping skills are very useful. For example, reading your favorite book, playing your favorite video game, making a project, or renting a funny movie for the family are some of the things you can do to make the best of the situation.

Learning to adjust to life’s changes can be a skill that you can nurture.  For more information or to schedule an appointment with a therapist at Specialized Therapy Associates, please call our highly skilled intake staff at 201-488-6678.