1. Be Present
Honestly assess where you’re at and how you’re feeling about the change you’re experiencing.
Think about why the change excites or stresses you. The better you can understand where you’re at, the better you can decipher what you need to adapt to this change.
2. Find the Support that Works Best for You
What resources do you have readily available that could help you learn and adjust? Do you have access to training materials, helpful peers and supervisors, online tutorials, or perhaps a blog (hint, hint)? Lean on your support system and ask for help. Remember that all routines were once new to you.
3. Practically Prepare (When you Can)
If you know you need more time than usual to find where something is or how something is done, arrive early. If you have a chance to practice, practice. Give your future self a leg up where and when you can.
4. Confide in Loved Ones
Talk to your friends or family about the changes you’re experiencing. Not only could they offer you wisdom and support, but also it gives you the opportunity to decompress and evaluate your progress.
5. Give Yourself and Others Grace.
The world has a way of making us think that everything has to be “perfect” and we have a way of convincing ourselves that we can achieve it. Left to the norm, in the face of change, we can be our own worst critic. Maybe, intentionally or unintentionally, we can make it worse for others with our expectations and corresponding behavior. The flip is also true. We can make it better for ourselves and others when we exercise humility and exude grace. The truth is that the world is a big place and God’s creation is bigger still. Whatever change you are facing, it’s in God’s hands. Choose humility and offer grace generously to others but also to yourself; and leave space for God to wow you by filling in the holes of our imperfection.