CityGirl Guide…..3 Top Tips to Help Career Women Adapt To Change, Gracefully!
“Stress is the inability to adapt to a changing environment” J.Demartini
I’ve recently moved again, it’s not easy, to say the least, but I notice how much gentler it is to adapt to changes , transitions and “loss” when you approach it with a balanced perspective and a flexible routine.
I’ve spent the last 10 months living in a spacious villa next to the beach with total independence and flexibility, but now I find myself back with my Italian in-laws for at least the next two months and desperately seeking an escape from the noise and a new home again for the future!
I’m used to moving, in fact I’m quite good at it, I’ve lived in 5 different Cities in the past 10 years.
Moving for me is a great time to let go of “stuff” , a kind of space and clutter cleanse if you like, it’s also an opportunity for real personal growth.
I’m not however used to becoming child like, being told how to do things, where to put things nor am I used to the sheer volume of people and distraction in any Italian household, all of which multiplies when Italy is winning the football of course!
“You’re never given an opportunity or a challenge you can’t handle”
At times of change or transition you really meet your other side, an inability to adapt to change manifests in forms of stress, arguments or resentment. I certainly see the rigid side of Grace when I’m faced with an uncomfortable change or loss.
On the plus side you begin to realize what’s really most important to you, typically only when you “ lose” something do you appreciate it like never before and this is key for the next manifestation you create.
I want my home back!!!!
So how can you become more adaptable and safeguard your own well-being when you find yourself moving into not so comfortable situations or circumstances in your own life?
Above all else put yourself first.
In doing so you will experience greater flexibility, adaptability and connection with all that is happening around you, you’ll be less rigid with the change that’s for sure.
And no it’s not selfish , it’s true self-care.
“Put on your own oxygen mask first before helping others around you” As the Airline Rule goes.
3 Top Tips To Adapt To Change Gracefully
1- Find the other side to your transition.
You haven’t really lost anything it has simply changed form, what’s great about the new form and the transition you’re experiencing ?
My new home means I’m gaining in time and energy because now someone else is doing the cooking (my Italian Mama), the cleaning and the shopping, all the things I don’t enjoy doing have been delegated ,meaning I can dedicate all my time to my business and to me.
2- Establish healthy routines.
Take time out for you, meditate, visit the cafe bar, the holistic healer, the hairdresser , whoever, just find time and self-care for you.
With healthy energy promoting routines in place you will significantly diminish any possibility of stress and conflict with others around you.
3- Embrace the pain and discomfort.
Many millionaires were propelled to make their fortune after experiencing the sheer pain of having no money at all in their lives.
Take heart in knowing that the discomfort you experience in your situation is a driving force to transform and manifest what you would most love to experience and create next.
Get in touch I’d love to hear how you deal with transitions and changes in your own life whether financially, vocationally or perhaps in your home situation to?
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