The answer to that for most of us is not very well. I write this as Facebook is rolling out their newest set of changes. As usual there is a deluge of comments across Facebook pages. People do not like to go to a site they frequent and find several major unexpected changes that they do not understand or know how to deal with. It angers them.
Most people like predictability. We want to know certain things are going to happen in certain ways, it makes us feel safe. People that grew up in families with substance abuse or mental health issues often have an even harder time dealing with change. They especially hold the belief that they have control over every situation. Not having that safety and control can throw them into a tailspin.
Change happens constantly, and in much more important aspects of our lives than on Facebook. The best thing for us to do is to try to work on being present instead of being in control. Of course that means we have to drop the illusion that we have some control over our existences. But we should remember that it is being stuck in the control cycle that pulls us out of really living our lives. We can spend so much time worrying about things that we don’t have the time to actually live.
What are your thoughts on dealing with change? Please add your comments.