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Highly Sensitive People: How Do You React To Change?

As a highly sensitive person, does making changes and adjustments rattle you? It does for me sometimes! I’m still a work in progress, but I’m getting better.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we lived in a “perfect” world where everything went according to plan? It would be, but the opposite is true. As we all know, life is very unpredictable! Conditions and situations are constantly changing, regardless of how we feel about that.

How often have you planned something, and it turned out much different from what you originally thought? This can be extremely frustrating, but it’s important to remember that different doesn’t necessarily mean worse. In many instances, the adjustments that we make can actually make our original plan better.

Sometimes we may need to go in a different direction. Perhaps we can take elements from the original plan, and make other plans. Maybe we need to do other activities in conjunction with what we had originally planned. Throwing out our plan and starting from scratch is another option. So many possibilities… is there any wonder we feel so overwhelmed?

The antidote for overwhelm is action. The first step is to make a choice, and the second step is to have the courage to face the unknown. Life is a series of making adjustments. The sooner that you can accept this, the better the outcomes you’ll have.

Making any change, large or small, is a skill that’s learned over a lifetime. Whenever possible, take small, manageable steps to get back on track, even if you’ll have to make bigger changes later.

In a nutshell, rid yourself of the notion that there’s a perfect path to your objectives, and prepare yourself to adapt your plans on a regular basis.

How do you handle the frustration of things not going as you planned? Are you able to adapt your plans as needed, or do you tend to resist making any changes? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.

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