It happens every year, the changes of Fall. Kids go back to school, the leaves change color, daylight decreases, mornings feel brisk. I found it particularly wistful this year as it was my first full summer in my house. So many days spent on the deck are now turning into memories. I’m dreading when I’ll have to actually put the deck furniture away for winter. And the LIGHT. I’m already feeling sad about the diminishing light.
Change is so difficult for the human brain. It’s not only difficult, but downright scary. We are wired to avoid pain and seek pleasure. The brain throws out panic signals any time we’re confronted with change. This is why managing the mind is critical when navigating change. Life coaching is change coaching at the core, and change is happening constantly. Sometimes we try to avoid the uncomfortable feelings that come with change by numbing out with our favorite go-to comfort crutch. But that tends to keep us in the same ol’ rut, not to mention have adverse side effects that make us feel crappy. If you are willing to feel your feelings, sit with them, and just notice the sensations in the body without trying to escape them, you are one step ahead of the fear. And that’s a very empowered place from which to create what you want.
Maybe once that deck furniture is put away, I’ll find some cute little Christmas Trees to decorate my deck. That might be beautiful.
More about your brain on change here: How to train your brain to accept change, according to neuroscience (nbcnews.com)
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