Ok..I get that the title of this might be a bit extreme, but for anyone that has had to go through change recently...brutal might just be the perfect word to describe it. I work in an industry ie. working with people, that is so full of change and growth that sometimes it almost gets overlooked of just how hard it really is to face. Being forced to deal with change is often one of the most challenging experiences we undergo. Accepting change is essentially accepting the unknown and trusting that the "change" will work out in the long run. I don't know about you, but the whole thought of change can often be anxiety producing in itself and that's usually when it is "good" or "planned" change!
What about when you get blindsided by change? What about when the reins of your life are temporarily taken away from you and have to find a way to pick up the pieces and adjust to the "new normal"? It is usually these times in my life when I have to come back to what I know...reach out to my support system, practice good self-care, incorporate more exercise, etc, etc.
I really encourage you to look at the ways that you accept (or ignore) change in your own life and see if there are tweaks to be made. Are you coping the best you can right now, but realize there is work to do on learning to grow with change and not against it?
Feel free to reach out, as I would love to hear from you about how change has affected you and how you have been able to manage (or attempt to manage) it. You can contact me at 916.955.3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org