Change is a Constant

Is there such a thing as a “nor­mal” life? I’m busy…work, school, paint­ing, fam­ily, friends. Some of my friends and fam­ily think I’m “too busy”. I sup­pose one can be too busy but I wouldn’t clas­sify my life as hec­tic or out of con­trol. I have good time man­age­ment, am orga­nized, don’t miss appoint­ments (though I have declined on social events due to the enor­mity of home­work I some­times have…those darn papers!), and find time for myself to paint, watch tele­vi­sion and movies, read and even take a nap (love Saturdays!).

Always remem­ber that the future comes one day at a time. ~ Dean Acheson.

Change - to alter, mod­ify, redo, rework, revise, revamp — hap­pens every­day. Our bod­ies change. Our rela­tion­ships change. Our moods change. Our dreams change. Change is every­where and in every­thing. It sur­rounds us and is con­stant. Some­times we don’t acknowl­edge change because with change can come fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of failure.

Courage is resis­tance to fear, mas­tery of fear, not absence of fear. ~ Mark Twain

The times they are a changin’ - and chang­ing fast. Jobs some peo­ple have today were never con­ceived of a few years ago. Tech­nol­ogy has infil­trated every aspect of our lives — cell phones can do almostevery­thing from take pho­tos and videos, update the weather, pro­vide dri­ving direc­tions, send and receive email, update our Face­book and Twit­ter accounts and deposit money into our bank account. We can record our favorite tele­vi­sion shows and watch when we want and skip all the com­mer­cials. We don’t need to mail birth­day cards or party invi­ta­tions, we sim­ply email. The only items I receive in the mail are cat­a­logs and bills. My heart skips a beat if I receive a per­sonal piece of mail, like a birth­day or hol­i­day card.

Future shock is the shat­ter­ing stress and dis­ori­en­ta­tion that we induce in indi­vid­u­als by sub­ject­ing them to too much change in too short a time. ~ Alvin Tofler

These things I know:

  • Change is constant
  • One needs courage to embrace change
  • Tech­nol­ogy is a part of the change we’re all experiencing
  • Stress can be caused by too much change

Proposed Solution:

  • Take a deep breath
  • Take another deep breath
  • Relax your body
  • Live ONE DAY AT A TIME; or, one MOMENT at a time
  • Acknowl­edge and accept change
  • Every­thing will work out as it should — it always does

Writ­ten by Ms. Renee Vevea, liv­ing one HOUR at a time and accept­ing change as it comes.