Free up Energy by Letting Changes Unfold

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Letting changes unfold frees you…

Letting changes unfold, even when they are unexpected or unwelcome, is a major energy-saver.

And it’s also a major time challenge for many.


Well, 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.  You have the upheaval itself to deal with, and you have your feelings about what has become of your careful plans.

Letting changes unfold frees you.

One of the key elements in dealing with disrupting change is to allow time to let your feelings emerge.  But if you are investing lots of energy into fighting the fact of the change, there’s little space for anything else. On the other hand, letting changes unfold frees up that energy. It lets you see, both the shape of the change and your responses to it more clearly.

There’s this, too…

When changes arrive at your doorstep, another important step is to assess the situation. Are there things that need to be done immediately to address emergent challenges and problems?

Here you’re not fighting the change so much as doing what you can to mitigate any damage. This then creates a solid base for whatever your next step might be.

Change affects how you see.

It’s helpful to remember that your vision is affected by the changes that come your way. And especially 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. And letting changes unfold rather than fighting them actually helps you to zero in on what is needed.

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.

Here’s what you can expect…

  • 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.

How do you feel about letting changes unfold, step by step? 

Here’s something that will help…

Do you ever feel like change is coming at you too fast, or like it just arrives, uninvited, out of the blue?

I’ve recently been working with a client who was blind-sided by the sudden passing of a long-time co-worker. It’s turned her work life upside down and has also shaken her on a deep and personal level because this co-worker was the same age and also a good friend.

It’s brought up all kinds of big questions, on top of grief, and new work demands. The stresses and questions are piling up and she is feeling disoriented and anxious.

We’ve been working together on this for several weeks now. And today I shared a new time tool with her. I want to share it with you as well.

It’s titled How to Partner with Change and Aging. And to discover more about it right now, you can click here.

Let’s explore time together …

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