Posted June 4, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


Debra’s Wellness Tips

June is sometimes called the month of weddings. It is also often filled with graduations. And of course, for some June will hold a memorial service/funeral/or celebration of life. June may not be a month unique for change, however, as within every month everything is changing.

Here are some things Nick Tasler (Harvard Review) says you can do to get better at dealing with change:

1. Find the humor in the situation.
2. Talk about problems more than feelings.
3. Don’t stress out about stressing out.
4. Focus on your values instead of your fears.
5. Accept the past, but fight for the future.
6. Don’t expect stability.

We are not a victim of our changing circumstances. We can learn to look for the gifts in the unexpected, and even the unwanted changes that are coming to us.

The first week of June, 2016, I was notified I had to move out of my office within the month. I was not looking to move, was not feeling well physically, and could have seen this as a huge problem. Instead I saw it as an unsolicited gift.

“We weren’t looking to move, but since we have to move, what might we want in a new office that we do not currently have?” I asked my sister, who shared office space with me.

“More playmates!” we said at the same time.

Less than two weeks later, we moved into a lovely office which we now share with wonderful colleagues.

This week, remember that change is the only constant. We often have no choice in the change that is occurring, other than how we respond to it. And that makes all the difference!

Tips from 5 April 2010 to 6 August 2012 are here: Archived Tips

Small Changes … Infinite Results™

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” 
~ Mother Teresa

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