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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Take a look back to the end of 2019. How do your life and work compare then and now? Have changes occurred? Which changes do you like and not like? Do you see a need for action on your part to acclimate or adjust to a change?
In times like these, change is inevitable. Best to recognize any changes that have occurred. Then, from the reality of the present moment, you can embrace the new and thrive.
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The world is out of balance now. Hopefully, it will rebalance at some point, but it hasn’t yet. In the meantime, life goes on for you. The balance of your own life has shifted in response to the changes in the world. That means it is time, even with things still unsettled, to find your new balance. What will it be?
To find your new balance, you can determine what is out of balance now in your life and work. What seems out of whack? What is the cause of this imbalance? How can you remedy it? Look at your mental, emotional, inspirational and physical lives. By considering all aspects, you can find your new balance and thrive.
If this photo intrigues you, here is a video about the leg rowing fishermen at Inle Lake in Burma. Masterful balance required!
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Do you find yourself going through ups and downs almost continually lately? That’s the nature of these times of uncertainty, upset and change. New skills and strategies are called for to keep yourself performing at your best.
Of key importance is to acknowledge that you are operating in a new space – things have changed and you must change, as well, in order to adapt. Once you acknowledge this, you can assess what you need to do to excel in this new world. What is being asked of you? How can you keep yourself centered? How can you effectively deal with stress? Are there any new skills you need to develop?
Put some focus on the world you now operate in and you’ll be riding the waves in no time!
Are changes shifting the landscape of the dreams you have had for your life and career? That’s a natural outcome of all that is going on. Checking in on your dreams serves you now. Are there any dreams you have had that seem impractical now because conditions are no longer right for them? Are new conditions surfacing new dreams? How are your dreams changing? What is possible now that was not possible before?
You are the master and cultivator of your dreams. Tend to them and they will come true.
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The world has changed. We are in a new reality. To come to acceptance, start from the present. Look around at your world to what has changed and what is the same. Identify what you need to live in this world and thrive. If you are having trouble accepting the changes, identify the problem areas and focus on ways to make them easier to accept. For example, if you are working at home and do not like it, look for positives in it, as well as ways to minimize any negative effects.
Some things you may not be able to accept outright, such as the illness or death of a loved one or losing a job. In that case, acceptance comes in coping with what has happened, doing what you can to stay out of fear and allowing your feelings to express themselves. Acceptance will allow you to move on eventually. Resistance keeps you stuck.
Acceptance is freeing and is a process. Once you start moving towards acceptance, life will get better.
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1. Take more breaks during the day
2. Let go of anything you can that is currently an energy drain
3. Identify the most significant changes you have experienced this month and adapt to them in positive ways
4. Bring three things into your work day that fuel you
5. Indulge yourself once a day
6. Define what balance is for you now
7. Keep your physical body in shape
8. Stay very aware of what is happening with your emotions and find ways to center them
9. Start a new creative project that excites you
10. Identify the opportunities you have now, that were not available to you at the beginning of the year
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It is unsettling when your work is taken from you or suddenly changed. Your foundation has been broken. There are many ways to react and respond to this. Creating something new is one of the best ways.
Will you look back and yearn for what is gone or surrender to your new circumstances? Perhaps you are working from home for the first time or have little to do. In the midst of fear, anxiety and change you have opportunity.
Creativity comes from within – you have all that you need. Start looking for something new to do in this time of crisis, if you have the luxury of time and space to do it in. If time and space are short, scale down and find something that fits for you.
What dreams have you had in your life that you have not pursued? What skills do you want to develop? What brings you joy? In starting something new, you shift the energy of your life and work. There is light on the horizon to occupy you and guide your way.
What can you start today?
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We have been through a big change. Time now to begin aligning with this new reality. Look at where you are right now. What frequency are you tuned into? Is it one of bewilderment, fear, peace, upset, acclimation, anticipation, seeking or something else? Where do you want to be? Perhaps your answer is that you want to be back where you used to be; however that is no longer possible.
Anxiety and fear will lessen as you bring yourself into the present and figure out how you want to be in this reality. By taking in what is happening, you can choose how to tune yourself into a frequency that works best for you.
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What is your perspective on structure? Do you see it as necessary or confining? Some level of structure, no matter how you view it, can be very helpful in these times. Many structures we once knew are no longer available now – common workspaces, means of transportation, human interactions, brick and mortar stores. Major adjustments are being asked of you.
Structure provides balance and stability in times like these. It can be flexible or rigid or in-between. It’s up to you. With some structure you can thrive in any environment. Create a structure that gets you through your work and life. Address time, project demands, things that may hamper what you can get done and the resources available to you. Let structure be part of your success!
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