Change is an inevitable part of life. Even when the change is "good", such as having a baby or starting a new and fabulous job, it can still be stressful. As you know, when stress occurs it can wreak havoc on our minds and our bodies. To avoid this, try the following tips to cope with the changes in your life:
First, acknowledge the change. Don't try to ignore it and pretend it's not occurring. When you acknowledge something you are taking the first step towards acceptance.
Realize that all change is a process. It takes time to move through any transition no matter how small or trivial it may seem. Allow that time.
Pay attention to your thoughts. If you keep repeating the same negative message over and over then you'll need to change that (pun intended). For instance, if you have a new baby in the house and you keep thinking that "I'll never get the hang of this" then you are setting yourself up for failure. Instead, change the message to "It will take time but it will get easier."
Relax and breathe whenever you can. Again, change is a process that takes time to move through. Try to soothe your mind and soul as this occurs.
Finally, allow yourself time to vent. This includes screaming, crying, talking it out, writing, etc. You need to process what's going on and release all the anxiety and fears that you have. When you don't, they bottle up and make things worse. So let it out!
At some point you will happily realize that you made it through the change process and have adjusted. We humans are a remarkably adaptable species. Once you have arrived at a new place of calm give yourself a pat on the back. You are a stronger person for having gone through the change process.