five essentials : adapting to change

I’ve moved so much in my life. I guess it’s safe to say that I’ve been a nomad most of my life, and with living a nomad’s life comes lots of adapting. Adapting to change. I’ve become a champion of a sort. I’m going through some changes obviously with moving back from Scotland, thus I thought taking the time to share with you what I’ve been doing to adapt to new surroundings and changes would be quite appropriate… don’t you think?
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What is very important when you’re moving to a new place is getting to know your neighborhood. I like to take long, long walks around my new community and get lost. If you’ve got your phone {with a maps app} you’re fine. Just get lost. Get to know every nook and cranny. It helps to make your home a paradise. 
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Take advantage of all the people around you. Your neighbors [upstairs, downstairs, next door, front door], co-workers, the sweet guy you always end up sitting next to at the cafe. I’m a firm believer that people make places. So, plan a game night and really get to know who you’re working with.
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Take some community classes. There are tons of photography, gardening, wine tasting classes you can sign up for. Here’s a fun fact, most people who end up attending these usually buy two tickets but end up going alone. Don’t be shy, it’s a great way to learn something and meet people of similar interests.
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Start a new routine. Used to waking up, getting ready and heading out to work? Change up your schedule on a day-to-day routine. Go for a morning run one day, take an evening yoga class instead another day. Meet a friend for happy hour. A schedule that is too consistent can get a bit frustrating.
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Do something completely out of your comfort zone. When I lived in DC after undergrad, I actually went to the movies alone. Totally thought I was committing social suicide, but it turned out that I sat next to someone who I actually met at International Science Fair my junior year of high school!
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Any tips on adapting to change? 
I have a hard time with change, trust me, though it’s inevitable.
  • WE

    Change. Out lives are nothing but a metamorphosis of change. The best way I adapt to it? I literally sit still and think nothing, just look at my surroundings, and soak it in. In the calmness of my mind, when reality hits, that is when change ceases to be a change, and it becomes the present. Best wishes.

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    • Such a beautiful thought and idea! I need to do that more often. I think it’s a great way to just stop and breathe as we are all constantly on the move. Thank you for sharing. x

  • WE

    Change. Out lives are nothing but a metamorphosis of change. The best way I adapt to it? I literally sit still and think nothing, just look at my surroundings, and soak it in. In the calmness of my mind, when reality hits, that is when change ceases to be a change, and it becomes the present. Best wishes.

    Share a thought @ http://willfullyelegant.wordpress.com