Ways to Welcome Change in the New Year

With the new year right around the corner, it is important to consider what is around the corner. All of us will need to welcome changes in the new year, however, it is how we accept this change that will set the tone for the new year.

In this post, we will look at some of the best ways to go beyond accepting change and instead welcome it in the new year.

Expect Change to Occur

The first thing you can do is to expect change. This way, you aren’t surprised when you are affronted with change. Whether you are dealing with good change or poor, it is always best to expect that it will happen and allows you to move with change; not against it.

Don’t Panic in the Face of Change

As I mentioned before, move with change rather than fighting against it. Any time you’re out of your comfort zone, you’re going to feel anxious. This means staying calm and not panicking when you are accepting change. Take this chance to fall into change, don’t let it crash into you.

You will be able to face change much better if you are willing to accept it rather than struggle with it. Don’t let fear stop you – manage it instead.

Don’t React Right Away

No one says you have to react to change the minute you are presented with it. Instead, take a moment to think about the change and what it means for you. Then react. This gives you the chance to think over the decision and react accordingly.

Consider the Past

This probably isn’t the first time you’ve had to deal with change. In fact, it won’t be the last time either. However, you have survived the change that you have already gone through. Remember this as you face change now and in the future. Nothing is too tough for you to handle and you’ve done it all before and survived it and you can do it again. This is just another one for the books.

Make Definitive Decisions

When you make a decision, don’t make it a wishy-washy one. Make a true stance and stick with it. You can’t halfway make a change when the time comes. Even if it is a small change, make sure that you are definitive in your actions and sure to stick with them.

Don’t Be Afraid of Big Change

Big change can be scary. However, that doesn’t mean you have to let it scare you. Look into change with a face of courage and, once again, acceptance. A big change can be intimidating but you ultimately handle it the same way you handle smaller change; one bite at a time.

You don’t need to be intimidated when you are faced with change this large. All you have to do is take things as they come and take them one step at a time. It is too much to try and take a big change all at once so try to break it down into steps or milestones. This way, the change won’t be so overwhelming.

If You Want Change, Make it Happen

There is more to accepting change than just laying back and taking it. Sometimes you have to take charge and make change happen. Don’t be afraid to change things for yourself rather than just accept the change that comes. This gives you more control over what you deal with rather than just accepting what the world gives you.

You’re allowed to want change for yourself. Don’t feel bad for making change happen, it is necessary to life. So, go forth and create change for yourself.


The start of the new year is a great time to make changes in your life. Think of it as a fresh start, giving you the opportunity to reinvent yourself and fix the problems in your life. No matter the change you seek to make, it can seem daunting when it comes time to put your plans into action.

Annabelle Short

Annabelle Carter Short is an author, freelance writer and a seamstress of more than 7 years. When not working, she’s spending time with her family or putting pen to paper for her own personal pursuits.

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