Ever wonder why anxiety and worry are so prevalent in our society? Simply put, worrying is part of being human. From an evolutionary perspective, there is good reason for this. Back when we were cave people, pessimism and negative thoughts were necessary to our survival. Ten thousand years ago, we only trusted people in our tribe, worried about what foods could be eaten, and what animals to steer clear of. So, please don’t worry that you worry too much! We are descended from worriers. Those who fretted and ruminated the most were far more likely to survive.
If the only constant in life is change, why does change freak us out so much? Whether you are beginning or ending a relationship, moving residences, changing careers, or lose a loved one, change, good or bad, causes stress. Let's look at how change works and five key reasons for giving change a chance.