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.