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The Morning Call (Allentown, PA), July 18, 2006
Life is full of changes – new people, new settings, new circumstances. Change is inevitable, so rather than trying to prevent it, learn to accept it and adapt. Change can be stressful, but if you keep a positive attitude and go with the flow, things will usually go more smoothly.
Be willing, occasionally, to have your routine disrupted and your comfort zone stretched.
Change is an opportunity for growth. You may uncover skills and strengths you didn’t know you had.
To cope with change, try the following:
■ Write your thoughts and feelings in a journal. Reflection can lead to new
■ Talk to others about your experience. Social support can help ease the
Journal to the Self: Twenty-two Paths to Personal Growth by Kathleen Adams, M.A. (1990). New York, NY: Warner Books.
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