Find Time to Let Change Unfold

RipplesLet change unfold? Even if it’s unexpected or unwelcome?

Well, let’s look at this more closely.

Finding time to deal with sudden change is something that we’ve written about in the past on The Time Finder. Disruptions are never easy to cope with, be they small or large.

And if you are someone who likes to be proactive and who does a lot of planning (as I do) the unexpected can be an especially challenging visitor!  This is because, while any change can be disorienting, changes that arrive as surprises are doubly so.  That has certainly been the case in our situation with the sudden disappearance of our web host and Finding Time website.

Let change and feelings both unfold…

As I wrote yesterday, one of the key elements in dealing with disrupting change is to allow time to let your feelings emerge.  And another important step is to assess the situation and do whatever needs to be done immediately to address emergent challenges and problems.  In other words, do what you can to mitigate the damage and set the base for whatever the next step might be.

At times of sudden change, your perspective will be foreshortened significantly, especially at the outset.  Your focus will shift from planning for the coming year to planning for the next moment.  This is normal, and actually helps you to zero in on what is needed.

Open to the process…

Now, it is helpful to open yourself to the process of unfolding change.  So, don’t fight the narrowing of your focus.  Let it be, and know that as time moves forward your vista will widen.

  • With each moment, the impact and ramifications of the change you are experiencing will be felt, like ripples on water.
  • With each moment you will have new challenges and opportunities to respond to.
  • And with each choice you make, you shape the next moment.

Sudden change can feel like it is a single event in time – but really, that event is just the start of a moment-by-moment unfolding that can take you in new directions that you might never have imagined.  Remaining as open as you can to this process is a wonderful gift you can give yourself, as you let change unfold!

How do you feel about letting change unfold, step by step?  Is it hard for you to stay with this process?  Please drop me a line – I’d love to hear!

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  1. Helene Desruisseaux says

    It’s quite challenging to remember to ride with it. When things go wrong, the first instinct is to panic, which of course makes everything worse.

    Sounds like you got even more serene through this last crisis, and kudos to you.

  2. You are so right, Helene! Thank you, too, for the kind words.

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