Your state of readiness is how ready you are to implement change in your life. This can be change in any aspect of your life such as losing weight, finding a new job, or simply getting a haircut. The smaller things like getting your hair cut people have a higher level of readiness for. This is because it is something they probably do often and is not anything drastic. But something like finding a new job because your current one stresses you out might be a bit more difficult. While it would be beneficial to your health to reduce the stress in your life by switching jobs, it can be a big change that a lot of people might not be ready for. This is important because your state of readiness effects everyone from toddlers learning to walk to adults trying to find a new job. People tend to not like change even if they know it is going to benefit them. Here are a few tips to increase your state of readiness and make yourself more comfortable with change.
- Release Your Attachment- Let go of what is keeping you from making a change, step out of your comfort zone and embrace new possibilities that could come your way. For example, if you are struggling to lose weight because of your sweet tooth. Let go of those sweets that make you feel comfortable and think about all the things that losing weight could do for you.
- Define the Outcome- Ask yourself what making this change is going to do for you. List all the things that are going to benefit you from making this change. For example, if finding a new job would decrease the stress in your life.
- Know Your Style- Weather you are trying to make big changes or small changes any kind of change is a step in the right direction. If you are feeling very timid start with making small changes and build your way up to those bigger life changing changes.
- Become Change Resilient- Do not let change bring you down, often changes happen that we were not expecting, and it is important to deal with those changes and not let them break us. Or let them make us believe that change is bad because it’s not. For example, if you unexpectedly get laid off at work. Do not let it break you, remain calm and figure out the best ways to move forward.
Try these steps to increase your state of readiness.