One of the best and most exciting parts of life is the fact that you can't predict what is going to happen next, but in the same breath, that very same thing can also be one of the worst parts too! Human beings are much more resilient than we might think we are; we can tackle pretty much any problem as long as we are equipped with the right skills to do so. Trust me, you can deal with a lot more than you think! Here is how to be prepared for anything that life throws at you.
1. Do Prep Work
You can limit your levels of surprise or anxiety around any big life change by doing as much prep and research as possible beforehand. For example, if you are starting a new job, research every aspect of that new role, including the wider company and the kinds of things you can expect to come across when in the office every day. The more prepared you are for something new, the better you will be able to handle it.
2. Self Care
Get into the habit of practicing self-care on a weekly or daily basis and you will find that you start to become a much stronger and more stable person in general. This will obviously lead to you being able to take more things in your stride. Do things like yoga, meditation, fun exercise, keeping a healthy diet ... anything that is going to enhance your quality of life both mentally and physically.
3. Manage Expectations
There are lots of people out there who find themselves constantly disappointed or confused with life because they have expectations that were not met. If you can learn not to build up your hopes too high, or to have too many unrealistic expectations of the unknown, then you will be able to tackle and approach things with a much more neutral and calm head.
4. Be Flexible
A lot of anxiety and life rigidity can be caused by people not being able to be flexible and embrace change. Try to adjust your mindset to a point where you can be willing to embrace change as a challenge, rather than having the natural instinct to buck against it and attach negative thoughts to it. The more open your mind can be, the better you will be able to tackle problems.
5. Support Village
Work on building and cultivating a support network of people around you how truly care about you and want to help you succeed in life. This close group of companions will know your sensitivities, and they will be able to make your life much easier and feel much safer when the time comes when you are faced with something unexpected. It’s always good to have someone to lean on for guidance and support.