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Wise Ways to Deal with a Shifting Landscape

By Sandy Schroeder

Change is inevitable, but it does seem to be faster and more unpredictable in today’s culture. If you find yourself dealing with too many changes, you may be looking for ways to keep your balance.

Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-founder of TalentSmart, an agency that serves more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500 companies, goes right to the heart of the matter, to help us keep our balance and make sound decisions.

Here are some of his suggestions.

Recognize and quiet worry - When all of those doubts rush in, it’s hard to stay calm. Step back and look at your thoughts as you isolate irrational responses. Single them out and let them go.

Remember what you already know - When we are confronted by challenges, we need to think about past projects and what we have already learned.

Concentrate on main issues - Trying to do everything can be frustrating and time-consuming. Single out the things that matter and make them happen.

Avoid obsessing over problems - When a big issue comes up it is tempting to hover over it, but that can make it seem even bigger. Accept problems as they come up and know that they will work out.

Let intuition help you out - Sometimes you know what has to be done and your gut response is on target. Welcome intuition, along with regular tried and true methods to work through problems.

Give intuition some space - You can’t just push a button to get an answer with intuition, but if you give it some room it may surprise you with unexpected approaches.

Let one success build on others - As you calm down and concentrate on what matters, keep a running record of your success. You may see how intuition, hard work, and positive attitudes really can make things happen.

Always have a Plan B - Some projects work and others don’t. Accept the possibility of failure, and have some backup plans and options available.

Never ask what can happen - Dwelling on all of the things that can go wrong simply uses up energy that’s needed for the work at hand. Deal with what is happening and figure out how it should work.

When things get crazy, breathe - Sometimes we just have to step away, and let our breath calm us. Recognize when everything is spinning too fast and take a moment to regroup. Breathe in, breathe out, and let the tension go. Use your breath to keep life level. 

If these suggestions work for you, use them when you need them and enjoy the action.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Wellington, Fla.

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