If there is ever a constant in our lives, that is Change.
We can plan everything from what we wear the next day, what we're going to eat, get to work, what we're doing for the weekend etc.
The list goes on!
And then in the middle of our day something causes us to change. We're making dinner and find out we don't have enough potatoes, there's a stain in what we had planned to wear, or its snows outside making our commute more difficult. Suddenly we're scrambling to bring out world back into our plans again.
Some people I know are able to coast through these changes with little to no effect. (or at least the appearance of calmness) It depends on what has shifted my pattern and how I react to it, but in the end its all stress.
I've always felt calmness when I know what is expected but if I honestly look back at the situations I've diligently planned for very rarely did they go as I had planned. AND I've survived it all regardless!
Change can also be incredibly frightening. I've stayed in patterns I know are not healthy only because breaking away from the pattern creates too many unsure situations with little to no control.
Some of the most significant periods of personal growth have come when I've taken the plunge and broken away from unhealthy patterns. Taken the stress involved and embraced change.
I try to look at change with a positive outlook. See the wonderful things that can unfold when we embrace change. Most days the positive out weighs the negative.
Because if there is ever one constant, that is 'Change'