It's safe to say, even though the world seems to have stood still over the past couple of years, a LOT has changed. Our perspectives have shifted massively, and with that, our everyday activities have changed too. We've had to adjust our lifestyles for survival - but now, getting back to reality, how can we embrace change openly and use it to improve our new lifestyles?
When faced with change, it's easy to see the negatives because you're used to doing things a certain way. We love to be comfortable, but comfort doesn't always lead to growth. That's that great thing about change - no matter whether the change is negative or for the better, the lessons you learn are guaranteed to help you grow into a better and more knowledgeable version of yourself.
Here are a few of our favorite tips for embracing change.
Remember that change is inevitable. If things stayed the same forever, we would be incredibly bored. We must evolve so that embracing the inevitability of facing the new can be worked into your daily life. We love adding it to our mantras - each day, tell yourself that you have no control of what happens but complete control over how you handle it. We must acknowledge that things are sometimes out of our control. Still, we always have the power to react positively and make the transitional period of changing something to be excited about.
Find a space you can control. Often change is overwhelming, so whilst we want to try and embrace it, a step towards that is to always keep some sort of space that you can control amidst the chaos. We love creating calming spaces within our home to help us feel comfortable during moments of turbulence. Find somewhere cozy and familiar, light a candle (we'd recommend the 'After Hours' scent for the feeling of coming home), and settle in for a moment to clear your mind of the new and focus on what you know. You can then control the pace at which you experience the new change and embrace it in your own time.
Keep some routines constant. If there are routines and rituals you are used to, we'd always recommend keeping some things the same as you enter unfamiliar territory. Whether it's a new job, a new family member or an event you're not used to - keeping some aspects of comfort in your life can ease the transition. Just as we recommend keeping space in your home for relaxing, you can also continue with skincare or self-care routines to keep yourself feeling grounded. You may even enjoy cooking and feel happiest preparing a comforting meal every week. We love lighting warming candles as we wind down for the evening. After cooking a hearty meal, we light the 'Good Night' scent to begin the wind down for the evening. We keep it lit as we wash the dishes and get ready for bed, and by the time we blow it out, we have the calming scents of soft musk, dewy fig and almond flower to help us drift off to sleep - without a worry about the future in mind.
Once you've established your routines to make the journey to change more comfortable, it's time to face it. To embrace change with open arms, we suggest three things: keep an open mind, celebrate growth and ask for help if you need it. We never know exactly the way things will turn out, but if we enter every scenario with an open mind, we will begin to see the positives in each situation. We must also celebrate the growth it took to arrive at a new checkpoint in life - we must be proud of moving forward. The scariest thing is if we stay in the same place. Life is designed to be explored. We may not know precisely why we're here, but surely we should do our best to explore the world with which we've been presented. Finally, remember you aren't alone. We are all in this together, and you'd be surprised how many people can relate to you during tough times. So, always lead with kindness, and you'll be able to figure out the rest along the way.
To embrace change by creating a calming routine, use the following candles:
After Hours - Bergamot/ Peony/ Patchouli
Good Night - Soft Musk/ Dewy Fig/ Almond Flower