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Everyone experiences the fear of change at one moment or another in life. We all worry about making the right choices, growing older, and the natural progression of events. For those who struggle with their mental health, change can feel overwhelming and scary at times. Learning to understand and then work through that fear can be a significant accomplishment. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you feel overwhelmed by the fear of change.


Understand Your Fear of Failure


Fear of failure is typically a significant player in our fear of change. We worry that when situations change, they may not be as great as what we currently have. We worry that we may not succeed at something new or that we may not like that change. Fear of failure can be an overpowering emotion that stifles growth and stops you from moving forward. Do not let possible failure ruin possible growth. A little discomfort is natural when we step outside of our comfort zones; take that discomfort and use it to propel you forward. 


Acknowledge Your Choices


Often change comes with choices. Analyze your options and think about the rewards versus the risks or possible consequences. Doing this type of analysis can be difficult for many people. Have conversations with your loved ones as you explore possible changes, and talk yourself through all of your choices. 


Stay in the Moment


For some people, staying in the moment can be an excellent way to work through the fear of change. Many of us fear the unknown. We worry about not knowing exactly how a situation is going to turn out. Learning to be okay with not being in complete control is hard. Staying in the moment can help us with not fixating on the future. 


Change can be challenging for everyone. Often our fear of change is many emotions and fears all rolled up and tangled together. If you are struggling with your mental health, change can feel debilitating and overwhelming. Try to stay in the moment and experience situations as they come. Here at The Guest House, we understand how complex mental health issues and addiction can be. Sometimes you may not even fully understand what your fear and anxiety are coming from. Know that you are not alone in feeling this way. We are here to help and support you. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options at (855) 483-7800.