Video Blogging for Personal Change

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Many of us prefer video blogging in sharing vital information and “food” for thought. That is not to say that there will not be something to take away in print form. We need to see, hear, but also write, when processing change.

Isn’t it time to see someone who has navigated and continues to navigate change? Isn’t it time there is someone who reflects how you think about change later in life? We need to see role models that redefine what life can be like after 50.

There are 25 valuable concepts in my book “Navigating the ABC’s of Personal Change”. Each one offers us a perspective on how we apply the concepts in our lives. Although the concepts are not presented in depth, they still provide you with first steps in understanding each one.

Look for the first video regarding ” Navigating the ABCs of Personal Change” soon!

Ongoing Change- Part of Living

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Ongoing change is just part of living. In the past weeks I have thought about what is going to be the best way to spread my message. As much as I enjoy writing, I seem to gravitate towards video. I think it is because of how much I enjoy getting value from short but practical content from videos.

So look forward to video posts. The first one will be focused on introducing my book “Navigating the ABCs of Personal Change”. It want you to see and hear from me about the book and its message for you. No matter what we try to do, “change” is inevitable in life, especially later in life. Seeing “change” as an opportunity for growth can free you. So be open for new perspectives on “change”.

Calm and Steady at the Helm

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It has been a few weeks since I lasted posted. I left off with “How do you respond to change?” I offered some suggestions. Part of being calm and steady at the helm requires us to look at our habits. Our habits play a significant role in how we respond.

I mentioned in my last post MMS( Makes Me Smile) that I easily went from a three to ten emotionally in response to change. Why? Now when I look back it was a pattern that existed in my family. It was how issues were handled. Look back into your past and look at the habit of response in your family. Were they calm? Were they impulsive? This is another way, as mature adults,  we can learn to embrace change as an opportunity.

In the next post we will look at those habits in more detail and look at alternative responses.

HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO CHANGE?

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Your Journey Begins! Where to Start?

For many people change impacts their ability to function in their daily life. We all know someone going through a traumatic change like divorce. They are caught either off guard and feel like they were blind-sided or they saw it coming. In either case it doesn’t make it any easier.

You may initially sink into depression, anger, resentment – all kinds of emotions come forth. They are not to be ignored but it is how you handle emotions that make a difference. So we just respond as we have in our past. But that may not be the best way to address change in your present situation.

If you haven’t been successful with the way you managed change in the past it may be time to reconsider and learn a different way to respond.

Tips:

  • Respond slowly so that you allow yourself time to give thought to your response.
  • Redirect your impulsive responses. Sometimes it is helpful to write a response down on paper. Then put it aside. Go back to it when you are more centered.
  • If we change habits we can change beliefs. Look at the habits you have established over the years. Are they beneficial?

MMS (Makes Me Smile): I often went from 3 to 10 emotionally in response to change. I think back and realize I must have looked more like a drama queen then a thoughtful woman. Sound familiar?

How do you respond to change? Share your comments below.

We will go into more depth regarding giving yourself time to give thought to your response in the next blog post: “Calm and Steady at the Helm”