Another way that we can respond to change is to avoid it. We may choose this method for many reasons, especially if we perceive there is a great deal of effort involved. Changes can be uncomfortable and life is often easiest when we can stay within our familiar routines. Although avoidance allows us to stay in our comfort zones, it is seldom without effort.
Avoiding change involves resistance at some level and maybe even fighting back. We may rebel or steer away from change by remaining closed to new ideas and experiences. When we do this, we run the risk of becoming stagnate in life and not evolving with the world around us.