So, here’s the scenario: you’re stressed out and something needs to change or you’re going to break.
Or, life has changed – unexpectedly – and now you’re stressed out and if you don’t do something about it – you’re going to break.
But where do you start? Can you take action yet?
Wait up. First of all, get a handle on what’s going on. How do you know what action to take if you don’t know what you’re dealing with? Any action at this point is going to be a knee-jerk reaction and maybe get you more in the poo.
Write it down.
Now, you’ve done that – is it time for action? Do you quit everything and jump ship?
Have a look over what you’ve written - what options are open to you? What do you actually want? Are there safety and lifestyle considerations of higher priority? Like getting a job or finding somewhere to live?
Write it down.
Okay – now you have a game plan – it’s time to take action. Do it!
The name of the game now is ‘progress, not perfection’. No need to wait for ducks to line up, start taking action now and putting changes in place – the way you want them to be.
Review your plan as you go:
So, to recap this really quick lesson in tackling change:
And lastly, don’t forget to ask for help if you need it!
Start taking action, and have a great week!
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!