Why Adapting to Change is Difficult, According to Therapists
According to therapists, it is natural for people to struggle with change. Two people may experience the same change differently based on their cumulative life experiences and beliefs. Adjustment disorders are also a possible reason why some people may struggle to navigate change. This disorder can occur at any age.
The exact cause of adjustment disorders is unknown. In general, they are considered an excessive response to a change. If you feel that any change in your life brings excessive stress, you may want to talk to a professional to gain tools to help you prepare for change in a way that feels empowering.
Tips from a Therapist: Expect Change
What happens if people start to expect change? It sounds easy at first, but if things are going well for you, the idea of things changing for worse can be frightening. It is natural to hesitate at the thought of everything shifting.
As said by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, “Change is the only constant in life.” Life is unpredictable. So many people felt more stressed in the immediate unraveling of the COVID-19 pandemic, for example, because they were faced with constant unknowns and changes. This made many people realize they needed therapy to feel supported and ready for the next inevitable change.
Find the Right Therapist For You
If there is one thing to expect from life, it is that life is full of changes. We live in a world with constant change, uncertainty, and challenges. At North American Mental Health Services, we know that adapting to these changes is hard. That is why we believe in finding someone who can listen to your experiences and give you helpful insight.