Focus on the Advantages
This might be difficult. Okay, let me revise: this will be difficult. Change is rarely easy to accept, but even in the unhappiest of events, there are advantages, however minute. If you get fired from a job, you’ll have more time with your significant other, children, family, friends, right? So, once you get past the end-of-my-career/life/world-is-nigh perspective, embrace the good that can come from this change. I’m sure it’s there, even if you have to search a little to find it.
Recognize the Disadvantages
It’s important to not shove the disadvantages under the rug. You can’t ignore the fact that change will occasionally (sometimes, usually—whichever) result in disadvantages. Things change for the worse as often as they change for the better. But the point is to recognize these disadvantages, deal with them if necessary and then move on.
There’s no point in dwelling. Whatever it was, it happened. It may be hard to accept, but coming to terms with it sooner rather than later will help in the long run. Humans are stubborn, but they are also adaptable, flexible and capable of evolving. Give yourself a little time, but then get back into the daily swing of things.
Let go, or be dragged.
Society doesn’t expect you to embrace change with open arms, but eventually you should be able to give it a hearty handshake and say: "Change, you gave me a hard time there for a bit, but I’ve come to accept you in my life." And at that point, the world will likely throw something else your way.
P.S. I realize I haven’t said ‘YA’ or ‘teen’ or ‘write’ once in this post. It’s weird, but sometimes life doesn’t have anything to do with books, writing and words. However odd that is, it’s a truth that I accept. Usually. Now, back to reading…