Skip to main content

Dealing with Change(s)

I hate to admit this but I'm really one of those people who do not cope well with change. I actually have some amount of admiration for people who adapt to change quickly. Like, howw? It's so bad that I can't even pretend to even adapt to change and I think the underlying cause is the fact that I tend to get attached to things, people, situations, places, even materials a lot.
Contrary to what the post title might imply, I'm not going to be dishing out tips on how to deal with changes. I'm not even qualified at all. I'm just going to be talking about how necessary it is to be able to deal with change adequately. All photos courtesy of pinterest (I hardly go on there, but when I do, I get lost in it!)

Never has. Never will. We can't just keep doing the same old thing and expect new results. I mentioned something similar in my6 Life Lessons From My Pancake Fails post. I kept on using the same recipe and as expected, I got the same old 'version' of pancake that isn't visually appealing. Just a little tweak here and there and my pancake game is actually stronger. So,everyone who's not quick to adapt to changes like me, here's our call to order.

There's this quote on how bad complacency can be that I came across that has once pushed me to do more. Every next level definitely demands a different role for us to play and as we shouldn't be satisfied with the status quo, we have to constantly do more and be more. The world itself is constantly evolving and we humans need to do likewise if we want to get the best of it. A very practical example here is the makeup industry. Those people have no chill. Someone I know who learned makeup in 2013 said she used to be the superstar then among her friends till everything upgraded and all the contouring, highlighting terms came into the play and she had to go brush up her game. Imagine still doing makeup the way it was done 4 years ago.

Simply because the old things have passed away and definitely cannot be changed. And we have to live in the now.

Safety is tempting but then if we don't step forward and risk nothing, then we risk even more. I'm not even a risktaker but I've been there and I know how much it can hurt to start thinking of what could have been.

To be honest, when I saw this, I was literally screaming "Tell me about it". I'm super guilty of this and I know how much progress I would be making in every area if only I could stop being a couch potato. Comfort zones are wayy too comfortable - No single pun intended. I think the most annoying thing is that it's not even easy to break out of a comfort zone. I won't go all motivational speaker and just say we should break out of it because I know the struggle myself. Just this morning, I was in bed till past noon and even though I had lots of things to do, I just wanted to keep being lazy.

-Try out that new method.
- Apply for that scholarship before it's too late
- Type that post before the inspiration runs away(My sub right here)
- Step out of your comfort zone and wear a different color of clothes, lipstick - (I sort of collect lipstick and I could be on a shade for the whole week. It gets boring!)
Just do something different for the fun of it!



It's funny how this post was inspired by the constant tabs in my head that kept on comparing everything in my room to stuff at home and wanting to somehow fly back home and also by the way I kept on comparing how things went for me the previous session to how it is now. And now, this post seems way deeper than that but it definitely does hit close to home and is one post I'd always go back to read when these tabs pop up again.

What about you?
On a scale of 0-10,how well do you adapt to change?
Does it come naturally to you or you have to make a conscious effort like me?
What's your one favorite thing about change? Mine is getting to know something different about myself
Do you have any more change related quotes? Please share
And ultimately! Without defeating the purpose of this post, what are your tips to dealing with change(s)? Your girl needs it please. So, send them my way. Anything, anything. Other readers definitely need it too.
All in all, Change is inevitable. That's like so cliché, I know but it really is unavoidable so we always have to go with the flow and do our best to make it work for us!

I always want to hear from you. Kindly leave me your thoughts. xx

P.s : Subscribe to the blog HERE and connect with me on Instagram HERE
Twitter HERE

Comments

  1. I just imagined doing makeup the way it was five years ago funny..i'm like this unfortunately, I used to find it hard to let go of things or change. I'm very sentimental and a little bit set in my ways. I'm just trying to change. Love this posr
    quirksandoutfits.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Change is scary. But it is necessary for out growth. I wouldn't say I adapt to change easily but I embrace it eventually.

    Inspiring post. Loved it.

    amakamedia.com 

    ReplyDelete
  3. I used to hate the concept of change for a long time and I guess a part of me still hates it. I learned to cope by making a conscious effort of reminding myself that change is inevitable. I'm the kind of person that get too comfortable so I'm constantly always reminding myself (Praise don't you dare get too comfortable)
    Also, praying helps a lot. I can be caught having a conversation with myself and next thing I'm asking God to give me the strength to cope with the next phase in my life or prepare me for that journey.
    Change is actually a really scary thing and the fact that it's completely beyond out control and we can stop it makes it even scarier. Embracing it makes it easier and somehow you feel like you are in control (you get my point right?)
    My Style Look Book Series

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Heyy! Don't go. Share your thoughts with me, please?

Subscribe To The Blog

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

You'd Enjoy These Posts Too..

Life Diary||February

Happy New Month!


The third month of the year is here. And it's my birth month. Whoop. February was really sweet. Just 28 cute and fun days that went by pretty fast. I didn't take stock last month because I wanted a change but right now, I'm too lazy and busy at the same time (how contradictory) so I guess I'd just stick with it for now. Here it goes

Learning  - That nothing is actually perfect in reality. There's always some sort of covering up that happens - in every area.

Hoping - That I get some really pleasant surprises in this new month and that I make the most of the 31 days.

Wanting - A cute pink/purple Bible. All those ones with nice inscriptions by the side to make reading and understanding easier. Birthday gift idea!

Wishing - Someone would just hit me up and bless my bank account. Yes, just like that. 😒😒

Reading  - Currently, The Joys of Motherhood by the late Buchi Emecheta. Apparently almost everyone read this book in Secondary school so I'm a legal …

4 Style Bloggers: On basic styling tips for short dresses

This is a very special post because it's the closest I can get to having something fashion related on the blog. At least for now till I finally adjust to my new timetable.

I always think of short dresses/skirts as a 'heys' dress - heys being the legit sound Nigerian men use to catcall-. I'd define a 'heys' dress for you right about now. That dress that basically gets you heys both with the mouth and the eyes. I don't know which is worse by the way. I think it has to be the former. I mean, every other person around gets to hear the heys and add to your embarrassment.

What inspired this post? Well, obviously I was wearing a heys dress and even though I could have changed before leaving home, there was no time because well I finished late and I also wasn't ready to disrupt the 'timetable' for the week. . I also remembered this popular tweet about how girls would wear short dresses and start pulling it down like we didn't know it was short befo…

Wedding Day Thrills : 6 Things I Look Forward to & 3 That I Don't!

Hey guys, I've not posted in a while. Isn't it nice how that screams consistency? Lol jokes. I promise to do better. I was watching TV the other day and came across this 'It's my wedding' program that showcases all the activities couples go through in prep for their wedding day. I remember being insanely attracted to all the Ovation magazines with wedding pictures when I was way younger.  I was constantly devouring the pictures and you'd think I'd grow up to become a bridal consultant or something close. Life oh Life.
My mantra has always been 'I'm looking forward to my wedding day and not exactly to marriage' but who am I deceiving? Lol.
I think every girl has their wedding fantasy kept somewhere close for easy editing and all so I thought to share some of the reasons I'm looking forward to getting wedded.

•  Pre-wedding shoot : Some years back, this wouldn't have been on the list but with all these beautiful and also hilarious picture…