When I was asked to write this blog I thought “I can’t do this right now; I’ve got too much to do; it’s not the right time; I need to etc, etc, etc”. My rational mind was trying to find the right time to deal with a multitude of changes going on in my life and one way of dealing with these changes was to slow things down, to take it one step at a time.
In essence this usually works for me when change is on the imminent horizon, yet when unpredictable and in the heat of the moment, it is a strategy that is hard to summon as change takes over and the so-called normality of things as I know them shifts and morphs. “Change”, no matter how big, or how small, is one of those experiences in life that seems to evoke a range of not always pleasant reactions in people.
The few individuals who have described change to me as something exciting or as a challenge to be overcome and not feared are in my estimation quite rare and special. To have that level of self-assurance that change cannot falter is quite remarkable! For the rest of us, the most predictable fact about change is that it will happen; if not now, then in the next minute, hour, day, night, week, month or year. Knowing that this too shall pass, my strategy, when I remember, for riding the wave of change is, to reach out, do one thing at a time, learn from the past, live in the now, have a cup of tea and create the future.
When in doubt, another cuppa doesn’t hurt.