Change – Is it just a big scary word?

This blog post is the first in a short series about change.  I’ve chosen change because no matter who we are or what we do, change will affect us all and affect us all differently because we are all unique in the way we deal with change.

For me, things started changing last year when I invested heavily in my own personal development.  Since then its not stopped and I am now facing the biggest change in my life since I got married over 15 years ago.

 

“CHANGE verb ( BECOME DIFFERENT ) : to make or become different, or to exchange one thing for another thing, especially of a similar type”

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Change is a concept that many of us struggle to deal with, or we find it difficult to adapt to new situations, sometimes we need a little help along the way.  Struggling to deal with change can be counter-productive and hold us back in both our personal or working lives.  Change can be large, resulting from a change in personal circumstances e.g. loss of a family member, change in job, marriage, or small e.g. a new filing system at work.  No matter how large or small the change, its rarely trivial and can result in emotions such as fear or blame.

In many cases change is out of our control and if we can manage our feelings around change, then we more quickly adapt and become productive again.

In this blog, we will explore what Change means to us and how we can learn to deal with it differently.

Why do we need to change?

Sometimes we want to change.  Perhaps there is something that you don’t like about yourself and are seeking an opportunity to do something about it.  You might actually like who and what you are but are seeking continuous improvement and in doing so see a need to change.

Sometimes we resist change; perhaps change is being forced on you at work.  In recent times employers are dictating that change is essential for their businesses to operate.  As an employee it can be difficult to keep up.

It could be that someone you are connected to is seeking change, forcing a change directly on you.  Major life events such as marriage or loss of a loved one envokes change.

It’s how we deal with that change that matters.

To keep ahead it’s critical that we continue to develop as a person and change. Change, however can bring many emotions, it can be exciting or terrifying, fun or confusing.

I am currently facing redundancy from my full time job role.  I find that scary and exciting at the same time.

 

 

 

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