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I know of so many people going through transitions right now, not to mention what’s happening in our world with the pandemic and the thought of some businesses starting to re-open again.

I have a friend who just found out they’re pregnant with their first child! They also just got a new house and switched careers, all at the same time.

I have another friend who left her previous, comfortable career to start her dream job. Her very first week was the week the shutdown started! The rest of us have our own chatnges to deal with, including trying to navigate life safely while the world tries to get back to some type of “normal”.

Because both our business and family are experiencing so many changes right now, I’ve really been reflecting on this. I always thought that I handled change well, however, I’ve come to realize that I’m pretty stubborn at the beginning! I admit that I tend to think short term, and I don’t know why, but I tend to think of all of the reasons “why not” at first. Going through a transition right now, I am realizing that I need to think more of the long-term and what good can come from it.

I know personally that anytime I’ve gone through change, while hard at the beginning and frustrating to not see the whole process from start to finish, it’s always worked out and things have turned out better as a result of it!

I’ve realized these 4 things, when it comes to change:

1) Know that It’s normal to be resistant at first

2) Accept the truth and the fact that change is happening

3) Embrace the change, face your fears and think of the positive outcomes

4) Focus on the long term, rather than the immediate inconveniences

Life moves on, with or without change. Often times, the change is for the better. Think back to anytime you dealt with change that was scary at first, but you ended up being better after all. If you are like me and tend to be stubborn when it comes to change, I challenge you to become self aware and try to focus forward.

Let me know your thoughts!

Thank you for taking the time to read this!- Mandy Webb, KW Fitness Co-Owner