Dealing with Unforeseen Changes
There are times in life when you have to think on your feet. No matter how much you have planned ahead, and how set you are on your goals, sometimes things happen that throw you off kilter. You find your plans are scuppered and that you don’t know how to adapt and go on.
Unforeseen changes causes stress and can overwhelm us. Pressure builds in life, just like in a pressure cooker. Sometimes you find that the top actually blows off. But alongside the eruption, and the getting rid of all what was in the pressure cooker, can come with a sense of relief. Of freedom, of newness and a new start. Getting rid of pent-up emotions, just like in a pressure cooker, provides you with different options and different choices. And can set you off on a completely different path to the one you had originally planned.
Some of us find these unforeseen and unexpected curveballs really difficult to deal with. There are times when we find it really hard to think on our feet, to think up Plan B (or even Plan C) and be flexible. We can become stubborn, dogmatic and dig ourselves even deeper into our original position.
But where does that really get us? We do need to go with the flow. We do need to learn to adapt, to reform and regroup our thoughts and plans. You know what they say, it isn’t what happens in life that matters the most, it is how we deal with it. Amazing changes can happen for the best, if we give ourselves up to the inevitable. If we look at the situation we find ourselves in with an open mind, with an open heart and free ourselves up to what life has in store for us.
Watch out for next week, Top Tips in dealing with changes.
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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.