Let’s talk about change.
During the past four months, it seems we have been experiencing ever evolving challenges as this time has progressed. As with the start of anything new – in this case the month of July – I want to encourage you to take a few moments to reflect on the experiences and challenges that you have faced in the first half of 2020.
In the previous weeks, we have touched on everything from self-reflection, to emotional resilience, to vulnerability and personal growth. Yet, in all of those conversations, there has been a thread that connected each and every one: Change.
“It is imperative that you develop the capacity to experience and effectively manage change, so you can make the desired choices and the necessary risks for moving your life forward”
We can look at change a couple different ways: the first, is to consider experiences, events, or circumstances that require change (e.g. Coronavirus) and the second, are changes that we choose to engage in (e.g. developing a new positive habit like exercising three times a week).
Change is neither good nor bad; we ascribe meaning to the change itself. Even if you face difficult circumstances that require change, you can still hold attitudes and beliefs that you can learn from every life experience. Given that changes will happen whether or not you want them to happen, it’s important that you learn to develop the mindset that helps facilitate your ability to handle change in a more effective manner.
“I know change is the constant in life;
my intent is to be flexible and adaptive in the face of change.”
Just as change is the constant in life, you, too, are also ever-evolving. So my note to you today, is to use the start of this new month as a call to action for yourself, a call that encourages you to choose beliefs and attitudes so you are better equipped to manage the changes that no doubt will come.
This weeks action step:
Follow the link below, or in the button at the bottom of my page, and join me on LinkedIn Learning, where I share my course – “Dealing with Grief, Loss, and Change” – where it offers countless strategies to help you negotiate such changes. I encourage you to watch it and make use of the ideas that are relevant for you.
Sending my best,
Dr. Joan Rosenberg
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