Dealing With Change


Effective Ways

Ineffective Ways

Look at the positives involved. See the change as a new opportunity.

Focus only on the negatives


Accept the reality of what is happening


Be in denial: refuse to accept the reality of what is happening


Talk about your concerns with a family or trusted friends

Worry excessively and keep all your feelings inside


Set new goals


Make no realistic plans for your future


Take care of yourself, to deal with the stress of change: eat well, sleep well, exercise


Neglect yourself



Try to focus on future opportunities


Keep focusing on the food old days


Stay informed about the world around you.


Ignore information that might help you prepare for change.