Response to Change
How do you typically respond to change? Do you embrace it? Seek it out? Accept it reluctantly? Avoid it at all cost? Is this behavior like your friends and that of your family? Has your behavior always fit this pattern, or has the pattern changed throughout your life? If so, what life events have altered how you view and respond to change?
How do you typically respond to change? Do you embrace it? Seek it out? Accept it reluctantly or avoid it at all costs?
Not every change is positive (Anggini et al., 2021). Some instances of changes that should be fought are unfair and discriminatory legislation when the dictatorship government takes control. An elected official may be running on a platform of repealing laws to support and protect society’s most vulnerable people. If that’s the case, we’d be justified in taking to the streets or the internet to protest. We would be enraged and push back against the change.
Sometimes I find myself resisting change. When I think of just accepting change, the words that come to mind are “coping,” “adjusting or “adapting.” At this point, if the change is going to disrupt my daily routine, I am likely to experience feelings of uncertainty, resentment, and even denial. There are instances when I have to think twice before agreeing to a change, but this is a lengthy process that requires adjusting and, at times, looking for guidance.
Is this behaviour like your friends and that of your family?
The same reaction also influences my friends and relatives since it is a widespread human trait. Our sense of safety is entrusted to the subconscious part of the mind. It’s challenging to adapt to a change out of the ordinary in this brain section since it’s recorded there. On the other hand, other people might have the ability to adjust more quickly to change. It all boils down to one’s state of mind and the degree of motivation (Sefidgar et al., 2019).
Has your behaviour always fit this pattern, or has it changed throughout your life? If so, what life events have altered how you view and respond to change?
There is no one-size-fits-all solution because not all changes necessitate resistance. It is important to remember that these changes can positively affect one’s life. There are times in my life I have found myself embracing with little resistance. Several life events, such as my parents’ separation, my family’s move, and the leaving of a close friend, have shaped my perspective on change.
When my parents separated, it taught me that while change might be difficult, it can also be helpful in the long run. Moving to a new house with my family was both a huge change and an exhilarating one. As a result, even though I was initially heartbroken when one of my closest friends relocated, I soon realized that I could meet new people and that the shift could be helpful.
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