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Quick Tips: Facing Personal Change

When change is upon us, our attention is quickly drawn to the pain of moving from what is familiar to what is unfamiliar. This occurrence is what fuels fear, anxiety, what-ifs, and worst-case scenarios. This is what you repel. So, coping with change is about wrestling with unknowns. How can you do this? Replace harmful thoughts with positive ones as soon as you become aware of them by imagining good outcomes that will come from the change. Use your mind’s eye to see these results. You won’t see a 180-degree flip immediately, but you will make a big dent in your fearfulness—usually enough to carry you to the next step: looking for opportunities in the change that create new excitement.

UR Medicine EAP is brought to you by Well-U, helping eligible individuals to assess issues, and provide short-term counseling and referrals.

Keith Stein | 9/1/2021

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