There might be more that three ways to react to a change; but I like focusing on Three because it is less and who has the time to count beyond Three. Change is inevitable, it does not matter who you are, if you like it or not, it is there and will come to you. We cannot prepare for every change because we do not know the nature of it, but we can be prepared for the eventuality called change. So my three ways are more generic.
It’s a new start: Inertia is what glues us to a status-quo. It is not always because we love the state we are in, it is because we ourselves stand blind to the opportunities outside us. Every Change how ever unpleasant allows us to look around and revisit things. Consider Change as a new start not as the end of something we are used to.
Do something new: Every time we are hit with a change make a point to do something crazy, something new, something different. You will be amazed with how it works because we can beat a change coming at us by doing a totally different thing. Sing and record a song, Take the bike and ride somewhere you have not been before. Go to the street and read poetry, climb a tree, go hug a random person who is not feeling good, call someone with whom you have not had a good time, call an old friend, Do something. Just break it so you can see it differently… You are forcing another change to get you ready….
Say WoW I Love this: Yes you heard me right…? the moment the change hits you go somewhere and just say “WoW, I love this”. To be honest it is not a ‘make belief’ exercise, it is real because once you say that you open your mind to possibilities. We dislike situations because of the lack of possibilities and change is an avalanche of possibilities, so let ride on it.
There are three other ways of looking at it.. some people manage change.. some people resist change and some people lead the change… the choice is ours….