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Change is inevitable, but how do you cope?

I was having a conversation with a friend who’d worked for many years in a small family run business. She’d started her working life there, had worked in every area of the business and as such had acquired many skills throughout that time. Now the family was closing the business and she was really struggling to cope with the inevitability of the change that was coming.

She was feeling insecure, lost, fearful about the future and concerned as to how she would cope.

Turn your stumbling blocks into stepping stones

How often have we enviously watched when someone, perhaps someone we know, achieved a goal that to us appeared impossible?

We may speculate, how on earth did they manage it? Sure, adopting the right mindset is important. That, coupled with a little luck, hard work and refusing to treat setbacks and hurdles as impediments lets them focus on reaching where they’re aiming for. They treat stumbling blocks as stepping-stones.

When we have a goal, whether it be academic,

Do you finish work feeling well?

How many of us arrive home after a busy, exhausting day feeling fit for nothing, perhaps short-tempered, with no energy, barely able to keep our eyes open throughout the early evening news or soap operas on TV? We may have unfinished work playing on our minds, worries about a business situation, or an unresolved issue with a colleague or customer.

After a busy, stressful day it can be hard to leave the assorted demands, responsibilities and cares of work behind.

Do you ever switch off?

So much of our lives are ruled by time, with school, work, appointments, transport connections all needing to be turned up promptly for. Even when we’re looking forward to something like a run, a swim, a game of golf we may well be competing with others or trying to improve on our personal best.

It’s good sometimes to be highly motivated to improve, or feel invigorated to push ourselves to beat someone else, but it’s also important to notice if we ever switch off and at times ensure that we do.