Why we find change so damn hard


It’s amazing how resistant to change we are – even when we’re trying to embrace it.

Over the last few weeks it’s gone back to being dark again when I wake up – and I’ve been resisting it. Willing it were otherwise.

Even though a dark morning is the herald of some of my favourite things (frosty runs, long coats, big boots) it still felt I was losing something. And I fought that loss.

Half the battle is knowing we’re wired this way. We see change as risk. We’re loss averse.

The other half of the battle is the reprogramming. Seeing the opportunity as well as the risk. Seeing the gain as well as the loss.

And then, acting accordingly.