As I’ve grown older I’ve entered into more and more new environments and found ways to deal with that in what I believe to be effective ways. Therefore, I decided to share with you 5 ways that have helped me adapt to new surroundings in my life.
1. Be open-Life changes and life changes fast. While in college there are so many things and opportunities that are available for you that won’t be available once you’re out. So take advantage of what you have.
2. Try and become friends with someone who has an opposite viewpoint as you. Not only will it help you grow as a person and potentially change a long-held belief it may even help you in formulating your response to that person. And if there is one thing I have found through my life, some of my best friends hold widely different belief’s from my own.
3. Assume the best. As we enter into a new year and things seem uncertain it is only natural to be scared of what might come. Instead of focusing this fear on the negative turn it into something fun, something new and something that can take you by surprise.
4. Treat every moment with a sense of wonder. As cheesy as that might sound and it is, you’d be surprised how this can truly change your life. What can seem ordinary and normal can actually be extraordinary and unique. What before was just a casual get together from friends can also be seen from the perspective that you are surrounded by people who actually care about you and take the time to be there.
5. Be Proactive. It is easy to wait and let other people do the work. It is easy because it likely will get done. Because someone else will complete the task, make the call, or do the work. It is easy to understand why knowing this someone would not want to do anything extra. The thing that is forgotten is the risk of inaction, the risk of missed opportunity and the risk of perception. In your life, these are three of the main things that will contribute to both who you are as a person and how other people think of you. Not taking action when it is necessary, can lead to a failed grade or a lost friendship. Not taking action when an opportunity presents itself can cause you to lose out on a new travel adventure, a new job or a new relationship. And not taking action can unfortunately affect how people view your ability to do a job or finish a group assignment, or even being a friend. Being proactive will help you get farther in life than almost anything whether that is credentials, experience or connections.