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How to Cope With Life Changes

Updated on March 20, 2018
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Devika enjoys sharing her work with a friendly community. Writing is a big part of her life. Online work has improved her lifestyle.

Cope with changes in your best possible ways

Everything disappeared in her life from the age of 32, and she had no idea what the next step will be in a new country.

What she had known and had experienced had slipped away from this young woman.

A change she can't get over so easily!

Life is never what you plan when changes spark up everything can vanish,

The saddest, when you hardly know how to cope with those changes affecting your normal day-to- day activities.

Whether, you move to a new place, or lose yourself in a disaster. There is something about your life that makes you see things from a whole new side.

What you took for granted is often lost and never found until a new life comes along. You then realize what your past life meant to you.

Firstly understand the meaning of change before grumbling about the changes in life.

Individuals experience changes most of the time in many cases, changes occur at regular periods. Most people react differently to changes. People dwell and look back on what they left behind. What they should be doing is focusing on what makes them happy.

Most people don't even notice changes like a new building coming up, and of the old open store which closed down.

The little things in your environment go unnoticed.

What was, will never be!

  • What happens when your life changes?

Understand that changes will always happen.

Changes occur in our lives at regular intervals.

  • What changes affect you the most in reality?

  • Is it the change in your lifestyle?


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Socially, my life was bleak not been able to communicate in a foreign language had made my situation very difficult.

Society overall can change you tremendously.

If you pay attention to the rest of the community, your interests will improve with new changes.

It doesn't mean everyone can cope with the necessary changes, because not everyone is affected by change.

  • Who are affected by change, and weren't ready for the changes in their lives?

Modern technology shows changes but such changes are easily coped with in society.

  • Ever thought of the unexpected changes and what these changes can do to one?

Life’s' changes can be challenging, and very painful if it affects your family and lifestyles.

Being positive during a change can make you a great person from the inside and outside.

One is willing to learn and forgive to move on to a better life.

Nothing in life is guaranteed. Everything you own and have is temporary.

Enjoy life!

Opening a new chapter in your life is a great chance to pick up the pieces. Put the pieces together to find your new self.

Meet new people learn from them and yourself on how to achieve new skills.

You will not learn anything if you don't enjoy every bit of what you take part in on a daily basis.

Look at life with love and experiences, in a happy way and have an open mind when change shows itself.

The big part of change is to accept change rather than over look change. If you don't accept change life can be miserable and most unhappy.

Acceptance is most important then you will see delightful things happening for you and your partner.

If you can't learn about it then you won't like anything you see.

Change to me is unexpected and can ruin a huge part of any individual who fails to understand the reasons for change.

Changes can be from losing a loved one, or from something that you somehow failed to see or protect from going wrong.

The reality is to face up to your challenges and move on with your life.

You are never prepared for change. A change occurs out of the blue and one has to cope with their differences alone or with loved ones, the choice is yours.

A change can be from many events from a break up with your boy friend, or to relocating from your place to a strange place you didn't know anything about.

Acceptance is important but sometimes I am unable to accept others or their lifestyles life can be most ruthless.

  • Have you experienced many changes in the last year?

You can choose a certain way to react to change.

Individuals coping with change should avoid negative issues this makes them fail in their new lives.

The way one thinks has lots to do with coping in a changed life.

Dealing with new experiences can affect many individuals differently.

It is part of you something you can't ignore. You have to put up with it in your way, the one that makes you feel most comfortable.

If people don't want to change, or don't want to know about change they could have less opportunities in the work place and in other parts of their lives.

A change can make you, or your break you!

One is affected, emotionally, psychologically, mentally and physically.

What you experience from changes makes you who you gradually can become and in many cases, stronger and most thoughtful upon others.

Changes make you feel good about yourself and proud of your achievements.

  • Look at change from the following stages:

Firstly, the Primary Appraisal you see what caused you the change. Assess the reasons for change, and how is the change going to affect you from a positive and a negative way.

  • Will change affect you in a threatening way?

Be in control with your emotions.

Most of the time change is good.

Look forward to a new life and a new challenge.

The other is Secondary Appraisal, now figure out how you are going to control the change.

Think about how you are going to approach the situation.

Jot down what is important to you and the situation.

Think about what you are good at in the new place, like job opportunities.

Find out about the news and of events to keep you up to date with your new life and new place.

The effort you put in tells you how well the situation is handled.

Don't reach out for the bottle every time you think of home.

Avoid excessive drinking of alcohol.

Be with positive people to make you feel good.

Avoid negativism.

Don't fall into the deep end look for the positive side of life.

Make time for a social life it is of great importance never let that pass you by, and stay home alone all day.

  • A positive outlook on life takes you a long way.

A small change or a big change is noticed, and it doesn't mean you must ignore the meaning of living of your life as normal.

You must know how to cope with a new life, a new job or project, going to a new school, and when meeting up with new people.

Relocating can be most challenging.

All of which can make you confused but it shouldn't make you feel dazed.

Generally taking risks, making changes with supportive people, and taking charge of change is crucial to any individual.

When you plan to make that change it is easier to cope with the daily challenges.

In speaking a new language is another opportunity of improving communication with foreign people.

That depends on your place of relocation.

Own experiences are tough and it can be harder for individuals to be in control of their changes.

  • How would you cope with change?

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    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi rajan thank you for stopping by I appreciate it.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Devika, I have always believed change is life, stagnancy is death. A positive attitude will make it much easier to accept it most times even turn it to one's advantage.

      Great thoughts. Good to see you have met changes in your life head on and succeeded.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi word55 thank you

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      Al Wordlaw 

      3 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Devika, I liked reading this. Change is good for you. You're a real warrior.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Payal Interesting comment. Thank you or pointing out these issues I appreciate you stopping by

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      3 years ago

      Ha. I was a tourist too! But there were just too many of us. So many, in fact, that it was hard to walk or move. I didn't like that. Kotor, Montenegro in my oiipnon was so much better, simply because the height of city fortress in Kotor kept most people out. This was great because the few people that dared to climb to the top actually got to enjoy it in relative solitude. In Dubrovnik, however, they just pull in with their cruise ships and flood the city with hundreds and hundreds of tourists. And the lack of bike parking made it even worse. But yes, I was a tourist as well.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      snerfu thank you for stopping by I appreciate the vote up, and tweet. It was always interesting to me to know the opinions of my valuable readers.

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      Vivian Sudhir 

      3 years ago from Madurai, India

      A very well written article that brings out in detail the way a person needs lots of restraint and plenty of organized effort to keep one's time useful. I cannot think of a better way to put it. Great article tweeted and voted up!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Happyboomernurse thanks for all votes up, interesting and useful, I appreciate you taking the time and commenting on my hub, How to Cope with Life Changes risk are indeed the best way to face up to a challenging life.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      5 years ago from South Carolina

      Change is something we all face and must learn how to deal with. You have raised many important points in this article, but I the one that I find most useful in my own life is: "Generally taking risks, making changes with supportive people, and taking charge of change is crucial to any individual."

      Enjoyed this hub. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Au fait Thanks for being one of my good supporters, and for the votes up, interesting and useful.

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      C E Clark 

      5 years ago from North Texas

      Good advice. I especially like the Serenity prayer. Voted up, interesting, and useful!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great thanks for commenting sounds an adventure

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      Madeleine Salin 

      5 years ago from Finland

      I'll go to bed soon and hopefully I'll dream of more changes in life. Goodnight from Finland! :)

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Made you got me thinking even more about my changes over the nearly eleven years and I see myself as special for those great experiences an interesting though from you thanks for commenting and have good night

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      Madeleine Salin 

      5 years ago from Finland

      This hub is so interesting! There have been many changes in my life the past 15 years. Most of the changes have been good and they have given me life experience.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thanks for the vote up and sharing changes are great if you are looking at things the positive way so glad you commented Thelma Alberts

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      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Life means change. It would be a boring life if there´s no change at all. It depends on every individuals how they react to change. There´s always a surprise in being alive. Changes is a part of living. We only hope it´s a positive change. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia


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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      5 years ago from Nepal

      Life is full of surprises and does not run as planned. Your views on coping with life changes are useful.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Wonderful perspective on changes in life. Life is a constant change, each day, each moment. If we enjoy it we will come to terms with it easily.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great comment from you MsDora thanks for stopping by have good day.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      The serenity change is a good principle to follow, even though I've seen people threatening not to accept that there are some things we cannot change. Like you suggested, control is important: control of ourselves in changeable and non-changeable situation. We can change ourselves.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Mhatter99 change is good but may not be the same for everyone thanks

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      rose-the planner thanks for the vote up and so glad you commented

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Enjoy the present moment thanks for commenting on my hubs have a lovely day

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      kidscrafts thanks very much for commenting so glad you did have good week and enjoy the good weather

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thanks billybuc for stopping by and sharing your interesting view on coping with changes, have a lovely week.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billybuc so glad you stopped by and shared your interesting views on coping with changes have a great week

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      For some reason change is no problem with me.

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      rose-the planner 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      I have often embraced change and I also think it can be quite healthy. I liked when you wrote, "A positive outlook on life takes you a long way", it is so true! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      You are so right...everything is temporary and we should live every day to the fullest!!!! How enlarged our lives are when we do that. Things happened in my life and the lives of family members that caused us to do so and it has been life changing. thank you for sharing this...Angels are on the way ps shared

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      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Changes can indeed be difficult but it's also a time to grow and learn. Change can be a good and positive thing!

      Have a great day, DDE!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm one of the rare few who enjoys changes in life....I love the adventure and the challenge and the mystery....I love change. :) always been that way and I don't know why. :)

      Wishing you a wonderful day my friend.


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