Account For What’s New

It may be an interesting exercise to take a moment to account for what is new in your life and work this year. It has been a tumultuous year of change. Taking stock can ground you and help you set your future direction. Are the new things in your life welcome or unwelcome? How are you acclimating to them? Do you want to eliminate anything – can you? How are you doing adjusting to what’s new?

Having new things enter your life can be challenging, but also exciting. Make the most of what’s new in your life and work to maximize the benefits and momentum they can provide.

 

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Are You Waiting For Something?

In times of uncertainty, it is natural to crave certainty. The mind is very good at giving you a sense of safety that often is a false one. The unknown is the unknown and right now the world is engulfed in it.

Have you convinced yourself that something is going to happen that will eradicate your present discomfort with uncertainty? Perhaps that you’ll be back working in your office soon and things will be as they were, your children will be back at school for good or there will be a vaccine next month. Yes, it’s helpful to have a sense of hope that what you want will happen; however certainty is an illusion in times like these.

As challenging as it is, getting comfortable with uncertainty is the best thing you can do right now. Stay in the present moment, find ways to cope and instead of waiting, be the best you can be in these times.

 

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Why?

With the current state of life and work these days, do you find yourself asking “Why?” It is an understandable question to ask. The world is undergoing significant change and you are dealing with many unknowns. What you once knew is gone and you have yet to build what is to come.

The challenge of asking why is that there may not be a clear answer. So what do you do? Probably best to get comfortable in the unknown. Stay productive. Be alert for opportunities to create something new. Nurture yourself so that the stress of it all doesn’t get the better of you. Acknowledge the dark side of all this; however look to the bright side of possibility.

At some point, the answer to your question will appear. Be well!

 

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How Are You Doing Facing The Unknown?

Truth is, there is little certainty about what the months ahead will bring. It takes skill and focus to face the unknown and not totally lose your center. How are you doing these days? As you face the next few months, have you thought much about uncertainty and how to proceed with your life and work? It’s worth your time and can make a significant difference in how you experience the times ahead.

 

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What’s Worth It?

So much has changed recently, making it worthwhile to reassess the state of your life and work. In your assessment, you can look at: how you are functioning, how your perspective has changed and what’s important to you. Then, ask yourself what is worthwhile for you now that may not have been in the past. Have your values shifted?

Staying fully present in the moment often asks a lot. This is one of those times. Make sure your interests are being served and that you are fulfilled, as the world changes around you.

 

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Doors Are Opening

Can you see the open doors all around you or are you stuck looking at the ones that are closing? Closed doors leave empty spaces that are waiting for your creativity and action. Examples of open doors are: replacing an element of your work that is no longer needed or no longer holds interest for you; a new idea you have; an invitation to a collaborative project; a new freedom that you have, e.g. more time, money, space or energy.

There are open doors right now waiting for you to see them. Start looking and they will appear. It is a time of much possibility. To take advantage of it, however, you must step up and step through!

 

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Now Is A Time For Reimagining

It is the nature of these times that, in the midst of loss, chaos, fear and change you can find positive openings that did not exist before. You must adjust your perceptions so that you can see them. Do you see any openings now?

What is the nature of an opening? An opening is an invitation to go somewhere new. This is a time to reimagine your life and work. Opportunities are here to support you in doing this. It is a time for innovation. New circumstances need new approaches.

What would you like to reimagine? Go ahead, the wind is at your back.

 

I am currently reimagining The Managers Hub Blog. You’ll be seeing a transformed blog sometime this year that addresses the world we now live in. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for reading. I appreciate you.

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Inner Peace

There are lots of ups and downs in life and work these days. Keeping your center is more challenging than ever. It is also more important than ever. Here are a few tips for creating inner peace in these times:

• Make space for quiet time alone each day, even if just for 15 minutes.

• Identify the energy drains in your life and, as best you can, eliminate or reduce them.

• Identify three things that fuel you and make you happy and bring them into your life on a regular basis.

• Find a “context” for the chaos in the world that allows you to have some optimism.

• Don’t let yourself go down “rabbit holes” such as news, surfing the internet or negative thinking.

• Find a way to serve humanity that makes life better for one or more persons.

Inner peace is possible if you work at it. Start now and you’ll soon see a positive difference in your life and work.

 

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Disentangle

These times present deep opportunities for change. Essential to change is making room for it. One way to make room is to let go of things that no longer serve you. This can be a challenging task if you are deeply involved in something. In that case, disentangling yourself takes time and skill.

Is there anything you would like to disentangle yourself from now? Here are some tips on how to do it:

• Identify all the elements in the situation that you must disentangle from.

• Which ones will be the most difficult? Why? Are there emotional entanglements? Are there aspects that you are economically dependent on? Is it hard for you to accept leaving things behind?

• Then, muster up your courage and emotional intelligence and come up with a plan for how you can let them go.

• Take it step by step. Commit to disentangling and persist.

• Vision how your life and work will be once you disentangle. Let this vision motivate you.

Disentangling frees you to create life and work that fulfills you. Give it a try. You can do it!

 

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Feeling Weary?

You are in a challenging time – and don’t have to be told so that is for sure. How are you doing?

It is understandable if you are feeling weary. A lot is being asked of you – to protect your health, rise to huge challenges as an essential worker, adjust to being alone or in a smaller community for large amounts of time, to see aspects of what used to be your normal life fall away.

If you are feeling weary, accept that it is okay to feel that way. Find ways to energize, as you can. In 2017 I wrote a blog post that may be helpful to you now: 10 Things To Do When You Are Feeling Weary. 

Be well!

 

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