4 Ways to Embrace Change

4 Ways to Embrace Change

October 15, 2020

By: Brooke Davidson // @brooke_being

 

 

Autumn brings with it the opportunity to release what is old so as to make way for new beginnings. Often the process of change is accompanied by feelings of hesitancy; there is a level of risk inherent to each change, and sometimes we experience the sensation of loss, anxiety, or regret while navigating that change. However, just like the trees bid farewell to their leaves in order to bear fruit the following spring, we can embrace change as an opportunity for renewal. Here are some ideas.

throwing autumn leaves

 

1. Put on a Fresh Coat of Paint

paint roller

Sometimes the smallest alterations have the biggest impact. Choose a room in your home that feels a bit stagnant or uninspired. You might already have an idea of how you want to repaint it, but if not, Pinterest is there for you to use for inspiration. Commit to the bold accent wall, or to lightening up the place, or to whatever it is that you might desire, and then observe the fresh new energy that accompanies such an endeavor.

 

2. Go Somewhere New

Alright, I know most of the world is still closed down due to COVID, and travel is hardly a budget-friendly activity anyhow, so please know that going somewhere new can be as simple as walking the pathways of a new park, trying out a new restaurant, or even taking a different route home from work. Whatever you decide upon, challenge yourself to notice the details. Really look at the houses you drive past; listen to the background music as you eat at a new place; observe the other people at the park.

This slight disruption of routine may just result in you finding a new hangout or even a new friend.

 

3. Try a New Recipe

We often can see the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives manifested as a monotonous set of dinners throughout the week. I don’t know about you, but I certainly have a few go-to meals for which I always have ingredients on hand, and I tend to cook those meals just a *little* too frequently for them to be very enjoyable. If you’re nodding along here, then I challenge you to find a new recipe (again, Pinterest is your best friend here) to cook. Not only will this push you regarding your diet, but also your creativity.

 

4. Reach Out to a Friend / Relative

One final idea would be to reach out to a friend or relative with whom you haven’t recently conversed. You might chat on the phone, meet up for coffee, or otherwise find a way to connect. No matter what, let your focus be checking in and catching up with this person. They may not exactly be “new” to your life, but if the relationship has faded in any way, this opportunity to rekindle could feel like a new beginning of sorts.

All in all...

...change doesn’t need to be some huge, sweeping thing. It can be as simple as a new coat of paint; a stroll through the park; a tasty recipe; a phone call to an old friend. Approaching change on these smaller levels makes it more comfortable when we face it on larger levels. And honestly? It can really just be fun to open our arms wide and embrace the opportunity to introduce new energy into our lives.

 

 

 

Brooke is a contributing author for Tada Rugs. Tada Rugs is a 5x7 yoga mat disguised as an artistic area rug that you never have to put away. Tada is short for tadasana, or mountain pose, and our own backyard in the San Juan Mountains of Durango, Colorado is where we find our inspiration. Check out our new designs, enter for a chance to win a new Tada Rug, and be sure to follow us for deals and insider specials! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, or contact us through our website! Tie a room together and bring your practice home.



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