It is normal for you to feel uneasy during times of change. Changing your job is listed as one of the most stressful events that will occur in a person’s life. The saying, “You cannot control the things that happen to you, but you have 100% control over how you react to it! If you think of anything you are currently dealing with in your life, this rule applies. It also allows you to stop and think before you react. Many of us tend to react on our emotions because it feels natural. When you are dealing with change, your emotions will automatically drive your decision on how you choose to react to the change. Take a moment to think about how you want to react and then think about how you think you should react. Often both decisions may be similar, but they will still have glaring differences. If you are able to analyze the changes in your life, then you will handle them more gracefully. You have taught yourself to approach change in a positive manner.
Many of the changes we make as job seekers are for the better. The process of searching for a job is stressful no matter what the outcome holds. It is all in the attitude you take towards change and how you react to the change once it has occurred. If you practice viewing change as a positive, it will also have a positive effect on your actual job search. If you come across positive in your interviews, it will obviously increase the chances of you being the candidate they select. Even in your personal life, do you enjoy being around people who drag you down with all of their problems or would you rather spend your time with people who are uplifting and fun? Maybe CHANGE is what you need in your life. It is just something to think about.