What makes change challenging? Part 1

challenges change newness Apr 02, 2024

My parents grew up in the Great Depression era. They went from a ‘wireless’ radio and telephone in only a few homes where calls went through an operator to computers, smart phones and driverless cars. These are huge changes. We are also going through daily change with technology, destruction of our environment, changes to our climate, the loss of common courtesy to ourselves and others.

We are also dealing with change on a personal level. Our bodies change, our thinking changes, our view point changes and we age. When we start accumulating chronic diseases, we find ourselves needing to change things in our lives or, without change, continue down a road of deterioration.

So, why do we have so much trouble with change? Why do we try, at all costs, to avoid it? Because it’s uncomfortable. It means giving up things we have always done, that we’re comfortable with, that we know how to do, that we’ve done forever. This includes giving up foods we love, giving up time relaxing to now include movement and physical activity, making new friends which can be difficult as we get older and dealing with sadness and loss.

It’s not easy but It can be done. But how? Stay tuned…

Dr Elaine


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