When Change Comes, Will You Adapt?
If “the only thing certain is change,” then the ability to adapt is a vital life skill. Start by asking yourself some questions:
- Do you quickly consider healthy actions in order to adapt to change with as little delay as possible?
- Are you willing to be flexible in the choice of actions you must take? (The best choice may not be the easiest or the least stressful in the short run.)
- Do you decide what you want from the change, which could be something not previously considered, in your life? (This puts you in control of the impact change has on your life.
- Do you plan ahead about strategies for coping with change?
- Do you strengthen and invest in yourself—build relationships, understand effective communication, attend to personal finance and retirement planning, and nurture your physical, emotional, and spiritual selves? With change comes anxiety and trepidation, but if you are prepared, you will see the opportunities, reduce fear, and feel more certain about adapting to it.
Well-U offers a full line-up of wellness programs for University employees. From stress-relief to fitness, healthy eating to dealing with difficult situations, Well-U programs provide the education, coaching and support to help you reach your health goals.
Tracy Bussey |