Initial Response - YOU DEAL WITH CHANGE BETTER THE MORE EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE OVER TIME.
Change is welcomed as a challenge and exciting when that person in is control. It is scary and uncomfortable when it is happening to them.
Be clear about what you want to achieve with your change and your goals and take control of delivering them.
Have a good support network - find the people you need to help you.
Embrace change by knowing it is going to happen.
Having time to reflect on it and make decisions based on the choices available.
Know and understand that a professional career will end at some point and there are other choices available.
Change is neither Good or Bad, it just IS. How we decide to react to change and the choices we make around it are the difference that makes the difference. We have responsibility for our actions and the choices in our thinking.
"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them, that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like."