Introducing the Create Change blog where I’m finally putting out there all I’ve learned about creating and navigating personal change. I’ll get to what this blog’s really about in a moment, but first let me tell you the story of how I came to gathering what I could about personal change.
Like anyone, I’ve been through change: relationship break ups, loss of jobs, moving house, choosing to extract myself from jobs I really didn’t like, and navigating life ‘wake-up calls’ that I was on a path that didn’t really fit anymore. My first experiences of change were, for want of a better word, messy. The shock, fear, anxiety, emotions, and the need to make decisions were all too much. I didn’t know where I was going or what I wanted, all I was focusing on was getting away from the oh-so-uncomfortable feeling of not liking where I was and being out of control.
After surviving the messiness of change a couple of times, I started to wrap my analytical brain around it because one thing I can’t stand is inefficiency…and the way I was ‘managing’ change (haha – or should I say not managing!) was so all over the place it wasn’t funny. I knew there had to be a better way. So I studied it. I looked at my reactions and responses, when I got frustrated, why I got frustrated, and worked on ways to smooth out the ride. The result was frameworks I’ve created for my own survival. I can’t control change. No one can. BUT by putting scaffolding around the change experience I have a process I can follow. It doesn’t take away the discomfort of change – that can still be really tough – but at least I can guide my direction or know when to step back and take a break.
Bit by bit I’ve been introducing parts of my processes and models to my kinesiology clients and workshop participants, and now I know I need to push this stuff out further so more people can access it. In blogs to come, I’m going to break down change as I know it and take you through the change processes I’ve put in place for myself and now apply to all parts of my life. Simple strategies, insights, practical solutions, whatever I can share to help make your experience of personal change easier.
Because order in the middle of chaos is a beautiful thing!
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Thanks for reading,
Life experience has taught me a lot about change - its messiness and my desire to circumnavigate it in a more efficient way. In this blog I share my experience so you too can survive change with a smile on your face!