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Why Adaptation is so Necessary



Oh hello darling and welcome back to the final post of February on benpechey.com. All month long I have been exploring the behaviours we can apply to our actions to help us overcome the hurdles of 2021, placing you in the best position to achieve your goals.

To round out February’s content I want to offer you a view on adaptation.


Adaptation

noun


“the process of changing to suit different conditions”


Adaptation is often seen as a soft approach to life as if we are only too happy to switch and change with what is thrown at us. For many of us, it can offer the benefits of change without causing the tremors that change can cause to our lives. Keep reading to find out adaptation can help you this year.



I always think of adaptation as the bedfellow of optimism, because it is one of the first behaviours we can use when the goalposts are moved in our lives. In essence, adaptation allows change to happen, but it softens the blow and makes it easier to adjust.


If we think of sudden change like jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet without warning, I am sure that would be truly terrifying. Well, adaptation is represented by the presence of a parachute, it doesn’t stop the fact that you have jumped out of a plane, but it does mean that you won’t plummet to your untimely demise.



Adaptation ensures that the changes we see in our lives don’t affect us too deeply, because some change can feel like a huge blow, but in reality, is just offering you a new trajectory you hadn’t pictured yet.


Using optimism to see what good this change can cause, applying the work you have done by planning your motivations, and finally seeing the nuance of the emotion in the situation, and suddenly you are very well equipped to adapt to many situations, and it shouldn’t cause too much upheaval or damage.


As humans, 2020 showed us that with very poor structural planning and responses from those in charge, the rug can be pulled out from under us anytime.


So in 2021, the four behaviours I have explored with you this month should help soften the impact of larger instances, meaning they have less of an effect on you and can help you continue to do what you love, and enjoy life a little bit more.

That doesn’t sound too bad, does it?


Thank you for embarking with me on this small self-improvement piece, I will be back next week to bring you a brand new month of content. As always, I love you lots like jelly tots, until next time, uh buh bye.


Shot by Rachel Pechey