I am currently involved in totally overhauling my aging and less than reliable computer system that does not like some of Microsoft’s regular changes. So I started to think about change and the impact of change in our lives.
The world is becoming more chaotic and we are being told about the virtues of “disruptive” business and technology. We can’t easily avoid it so the real question is how do we cope and remain calm and continue to live the life we choose while changes happen around us. Sometimes we choose to make changes and often others make the changes for us and we need to fit in.
So this week in my business and my life I must add, is an opportunity to practice what I preach.
The trick to coping with change is to decide this will be a real benefit and make life easier once it is done and make of list of the benefits and this must be bigger than the list of negatives.
Then talk to yourself. A bit of self hypnosis is a help here. Be clear that you are choosing to go along with the change even if it was imposed on you – it is much easier this way. “Dear unconscious mind this will be over. There are more benefits and I CHOOSE to know that I can cope with this.”
Choosing to know is actually very powerful information for talking to the unconscious mind, especially when you follow it up with “Just because I can cope… I am that powerful.”