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Learning to Welcome Change (prAna Spring)

They say a little change could do you good, but how can you actually learn to welcome change in your life?

This post is brought to you by the prAna Spring 2017 collection and Sweat Pink. All ideas are my own.

I’m not going to tell you that change gets easier, but over the years I have learned that change is going to happen, so it is best to be adaptable.

 They say a little change could do you good, but how can you actually learn to welcome change in your life? Find out how prAna Spring can empower you! @suzlyfe #spon

Like in yoga, running, lifting… the effort never really gets any easier, you get stronger as your body adapts to the stresses you place upon it. You become more resilient as your recovery time decreases.

You learn how important the littlest components are to the entire machine. 

In the same way, you learn to welcome change and, in so doing, to become increasingly adaptable to situations that arise. You don’t learn to quell the rising panic and anxiety overnight, but with practice. 

5 Ways that I Learned to Welcome Change and Become Adaptable

Find the Balance between familiarity and newness. Yoga sequences, training programs, lifting regimens are all created (or should be) according to a progression that will lead you to your peak performance (climax pose, goal race, benchmark WOD). That means that each new step is built on a solid and firm foundation of familiarity with a new layer. 

Sometimes, life throws us curveballs. When that happens, use the familiar as points of rest and recovery as you do “workouts” of the new. In other words, don’t change everything at once!

Picking a brand that you know you can trust to produce a superior product helps you to feel confident!

The Little Things Are Life is another lesson that you must learn in order to welcome change and become adaptable. The little things bring the big picture into focus, like a dash of salt in a sweet dessert. Little details complete the story.

They say a little change could do you good, but how can you actually learn to welcome change in your life? Find out how prAna Spring can empower you! @suzlyfe #spon

The details set you apart and make you special. The details facilitate a powerful pose or hold you back.

Remembering your priorities helps you to maintain perspective. Last summer, Alex and I were in a constant state of flux as we dealt with work, health problems, anxiety attacks, and more. As we were discussing how to handle all of the balls in the air, we came up with the idea to focus on three priorities a day; if what we were grappling with didn’t serve those priorities, it could wait. Acknowledging our priorities as actual priorities mean that we didn’t feel as obligated to try to please everyone; instead, we served our true masters–family, mental and emotional, and physical health.

They say a little change could do you good, but how can you actually learn to welcome change in your life? Find out how prAna Spring can empower you! @suzlyfe #spon

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Choosing positivity instead of relying on optimism has helped me so much in my journey towards adaptability. Actively making the choice to believe in a positive outcome, rather than assuming that it will, helps me to feel a bit more secure in an often out of control world. Furthermore, making that choice empowers me to get in the driver’s seat of my own life in many other areas.

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Maintain your sense of humor. That is an order. Life is going to give you lemons. Make them into applesauce. Let’s just say that I’ve had my fair share of awkward and obnoxious health ailments and, for as smart as I am, I tend to do silly stupid dumb things. You have to have a sense of humor in life. You have to meet yourself, your mind, and your body as you find it each day. That doesn’t mean that frustration is useless, but becoming mindful of it helps you learn your triggers so that you can live a happier life overall. 

They say a little change could do you good, but how can you actually learn to welcome change in your life? Find out how prAna Spring can empower you! @suzlyfe #spon

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Outfit details:

Mika Strappy Top in Summer Peach
Mantra Pant in Black Herringbone
Both prAna Spring 2017

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Do you consider yourself adaptable?

What are some of the hardest changes you have had to accommodate?

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  • Reply Christina @

    I love that top, thanks for the discount code! I do not consider myself adaptable, definitely not my strong suit. I do think (hope) I’ve gotten somewhat better with it over the years, but I am definitely a planner and when things (shockingly) don’t go as planned, it can take me a bit to recover.
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    March 16, 2017 at 5:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I feel like kids teach you the value of resiliency. You are likely more adaptable than you know!

      March 17, 2017 at 8:42 am
  • Reply Heather @Lunging Through Life

    I definitely have a hard time adapting; it’s just my nature. I need time to adjust to things and take it all in. Bringing home a kiddo was definitely something I needed to accommodate to 😉
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    March 16, 2017 at 6:07 am
  • Reply Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    Beautiful shots and wonderful life advice, friend!

    You know me: I’m like a newspaper. Lots of knowledge and facts, and the same creases, every time. I do need to work on being more adaptable, big time. I work well with others, right up until I don’t. (Lol) But most of that is due to my lack of adaptability. I’m bookmarking this, though, to keep a constant reminder of things I should work on (especially that bit about being positive! <3
    Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete recently posted…What are you listening to?My Profile

    March 16, 2017 at 6:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I mean, we are not getting sushi for like the first time ever. we are going to have to hold each other (and that is cool)

      March 17, 2017 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    Change is how you grow. Scary but not a bad thing. You look gorgeous in these photos!
    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious recently posted…Walking For Weight Loss, How I Lost 80 Pounds WalkingMy Profile

    March 16, 2017 at 6:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you darling!

      March 17, 2017 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I’ve always been a roll with the punches kind of gal…now if I’d stop getting hit….
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    March 16, 2017 at 6:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hear you there. Bob and weave, right?

      March 17, 2017 at 8:39 am
  • Reply

    I hate change! But it’s how we grow! Love the tank!

    March 16, 2017 at 6:47 am
  • Reply Gretchen

    You know I love my change! I loving switching things up and having new challenges. My boss always throws new projects at me because I like the uncertainty and learning new things. I know it’s not for everyone, so I feel lucky that I can handle it. P.S. you look gorgeous in that color!
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    March 16, 2017 at 6:55 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You definitely are lucky, but we need people like you to help the rest of us get our acts together!

      March 17, 2017 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    I’m bad with change and resist it, but it’s usually what is best. I’m a work in progress to be more adaptable.
    Such pretty photos and outfit! That tank is adorable!
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted…Vegan Rainbow SaladMy Profile

    March 16, 2017 at 7:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We are all such works in progress, you are in good company!

      March 17, 2017 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    You look beautiful in these photos! 😀 I definitely work on this on a daily basis–it’s really hard for me to welcome change most of the time. I definitely think learning to adapt and keeping my support system close helps a lot!
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    March 16, 2017 at 7:06 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Heather! Support is sooooo important

      March 17, 2017 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Jamie

    Find the balance, yes! I can handle a dash of newness mixed in my good old favorites. And you’re right, you get stronger the more you practice. And, as you know, I’m a big believer in the last one. If it’s going to be crazy hard/new/unpredictable I might as well chuckle my way through it 😂
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    March 16, 2017 at 7:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I need to have that comfort of the familiar in order to have the crazy come in! And you know I must have laughter

      March 17, 2017 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Jennifer @ Fit Nana

    I basically grew up in the military – dad served 26 years, I served 11, my hubs is still in and hits 23 years this month – so I’m pretty good at change. Moving every 3 years tends to do that to you. Doesn’t mean I’ve liked it, though. Sometimes, that change has been really really difficult but I’ve learned to adapt and prepare for it. Although, sometimes I don’t prepare very well and I cry. And that’s when the familiar comes in handy! Also, when my girls were growing up, we tried to prepare them as much as possible for our move by looking into all the cool and fun things we would be able to do in our new home. Still hard, though.
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    March 16, 2017 at 7:31 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It is super important to find the good and fun in the situations–like having your girls focus on fun and cool things. Chocolate also helps.

      March 17, 2017 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Michelle

    Gosh, change is my middle name. Love this post…and that top!
    I’ve been busy readjusting to life with my hubby, so I’ve sort of just been focusing on that. I’ve let my workouts and blogging go, but I know they’ll be there when I am ready to return. xoxo
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    March 16, 2017 at 7:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      They definitely will be waiting! And yay for good changes!

      March 17, 2017 at 8:33 am
  • Reply Cora

    Adaptability is so hard. Especially when you feel like you’ve put all your eggs into one basket and are really passionate/desperate for a specific outcome. It takes a lot of strength to believe that maybe your plan was not how it was supposed to go.
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    March 16, 2017 at 8:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Such a tough realization. I’ve been there, too many times to count.

      March 17, 2017 at 8:32 am
  • Reply kat

    Heyyyy sexyy ladyyyyyy!
    Seriously – do you model on the side? Beautiful <3
    Me and change? Well we aren't that great of friends. Like at all. I tend to fight it as hard as I possibly can until I'm breathless and exhausted. Then it typically just runs me over and I'm forced to adapt 😉
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    March 16, 2017 at 8:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      ANd then you are bruised and your top is all muddy. Don’t wear prana when that is happending. xoxo

      March 17, 2017 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Emily

    I’ve loved watching you change and adapt and learn. I’m so thankful I’ve been changed in these past 5-8 years especially; none of it has been easy, but it has been like a refining fire. Change is so good. And I’m so thankful that God is always the same, so that though life always changes He doesn’t…

    And PRana clothes are so pretty; I love seeing all of you Sweat Pink ladies model them so beautifully.
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    March 16, 2017 at 9:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Emily! You are such a dear. And you are right–it is so important to have faith in something that you can count on!

      March 17, 2017 at 8:29 am
  • Reply lindsay Cotter

    I feel like change is my middle name. I love/hate it. But prAna i do love. You look lovely. and I bring on the change (inside and out).
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    March 16, 2017 at 9:34 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You definitely do–hello move!

      March 17, 2017 at 8:29 am
  • Reply Suzy

    You’re such a beauty. That top with all the straps in the back is so great and it suits you!
    Suzy recently posted…Pregnant and Running: 15 Week UpdateMy Profile

    March 16, 2017 at 9:37 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are the best. ANd I almost got lost in the straps

      March 17, 2017 at 8:28 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    Gorgeous color on gorgeous you!!

    March 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Mary Beth Jackson

    Sometimes change is good but I think it is always hard. You are right on target, you have to keep a sense of humor. Some days you will laugh at yourself and somedays you will laugh at others. Beautiful prAna choice- looks very nice on you!
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    March 16, 2017 at 2:38 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Life needs to be laughed at and with! Thank you!

      March 17, 2017 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Ange // Cowgirl Runs

    I love the idea of choosing 3 priorities each day to focus on. I think that helps to remove so much of the “clutter” that can surround us.
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    March 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It is so easy to get mired down in all of that.

      March 17, 2017 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    You look great – that color suits you so well! I am fairly adaptable, but I don’t always actively seek huge changes. I’m right in the middle of that spectrum.
    Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes recently posted…Kale Pesto Veggie PizzaMy Profile

    March 16, 2017 at 4:08 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thanks girl! I think you are pretty adaptable–you give yourself a nice framework to operate inside of

      March 17, 2017 at 8:22 am
  • Reply Hannah

    I think I brought most of my big life changes upon myself – so I better be adaptable (not that there aren’t still challenges but I can’t say the change itself caught me by surprise!)
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    March 16, 2017 at 8:56 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, being in the driver’s seat certainly helps!

      March 17, 2017 at 8:19 am
  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I’m the queen of change, so yeah… I’m definitely adaptable. Admittedly, some days better than others though.

    I got those same pants. LOVE.
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    March 16, 2017 at 10:37 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Those pants are the bommmmb

      March 17, 2017 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Marcia

    Love your hair in these shots and I could so go for a summer peach about now!

    March 17, 2017 at 6:15 am
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    Change can be so hard – but all of these points are SO important! Especially keeping your sense of humour. I feel like if you can keep that, you can get through anything!
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    March 18, 2017 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Beautiful! I love Prana. That tank is super cute! And I love your lessons… I’ve realized I am very adaptable. After getting married, we’ve moved to 3 different states and started over each time with friends, building a community there, and it’s not easy, but we’ve managed. And now I love having friends in so many places, and having the experience of such a variety of cities/towns.
    Laura recently posted…New Half Marathon PR- Finally!My Profile

    March 20, 2017 at 4:54 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You definitely have friends all over! What a lesson in being adaptable indeede!

      March 22, 2017 at 2:58 pm

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