At some point in our life, we are all forced to make decisions which make us uneasy. For many of us, these decisions happen on a daily basis.
Many of us do not handle change very well. We become comfortable in our routines. We know what to expect, and what is expected of us. Change, for many, is a huge source of anxiety and many of us are reluctant to give up our comforts to go after what we are really passionate about.
My husband and I are planners. No major decision is made without proper planning and analysis. We talk things through. We assess the benefits and the risks. Does this help us? For the most part it does not. Because after having analyzed something to death, we are still left with the decision as to whether or not we are going to take that risk and go for it.
On an emotional level, for a lot of people, taking risks and making big changes in our lives is very scary. Sometimes scary enough to the point where many people just refuse to take risks and instead live their lives without making many changes to it at all, even when presented with terrific opportunities. Is this the safer bet? Probably. Is living in fear of change a healthy way to live? Not so much. Change can be good, as long as we are able to muster up enough confidence to let it into our lives.
While it is impossible to predict an outcome, some honest evaluation and self-reflection beforehand making a change can help us more successfully manage our emotional fears.
Tips to Assess the Risks of Making a Change:
We all have many regrets in life. We cannot let them be because we were too afraid to take a chance. By loading ourselves up with positivity, ample confidence and high levels of determination, we will ultimately maximize our chances for success.
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So my husband and I always joke that we are so comfortable around each other, and that after over 20 years together, there is nothing we can do that really phases or shocks or surprises the other. Especially since we had our children, we have learned that there is so little time in our day that we cannot afford to be petty or particularly picky about our manners, how well groomed we are, or how we look to each other.
This is not to say that all the romance is completely dead or that our personal pride has fallen by the wayside. It just means that over time, our priorities and our relationship have evolved and taken on new meanings.
Top 10 Ways Having Children has Changed Us:
Some of the ways described here have been positive in nature. Others…not so much. For the record, our list is an endless one, but for in order to keep within the scope of this blog, I have decided to zoom in on those that describe us best.
Here goes nothing:
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