Change is Uncomfortable

Here are some suggestions to make it easier

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” -Albert Einstein

Change is stressful. You are right up against all the fears that kept you in the same place for so long. To move out of your comfort zone you have to do something you are not accustomed to and your mind and body will throw a fit to keep you in that familiar place. You know how to do your life the way you have been but have no idea what is on the other side of all the changes you are making.

Will this change lead to epic failure? Will it be a success? You won’t know until you get to the other side.

Here are some things I have done to help get through the discomfort of a major life change and come out on the other side with my sanity intact.

  1. Cry, scream, rant about what is making you uncomfortable, and blow off the stress that stepping out of your comfort zone causes. You will often look back a few hours or days later and wonder why you flipped out and laugh at yourself. Which leads to …
  2. Keep your sense of humor. Do your best to find joy in life every day no matter how crazy things get. If you can’t laugh at least manage a smile. Some of my favorite things that make me laugh are the antics of small children, puppies, or kittens, the natural world around me, a…



Julia Freeman, Trauma Recovery Coach

I believe survivors of narcissistic abuse and domestic violence deserve to live in freedom and peace.