Most of my clients need to make big changes in their work lives – given their illness challenges. This can mean finding a new job, developing a new career – or just changing long standing habits that are getting in your way now.
When you think about a change like this, do you find your stomach takes a little jump and your brain says, “Yikes!” not that! Uh, huh, there’s a reason for the saying, “The only people who like change are babies with wet diapers.”
But chronic illness is all about living with change, is it not? Your body becomes this place where change happens, unpredictably and unexpectedly. So, why not think about if there a way to notice your fear and embrace it rather than stuff it? Can you make change a source of comfort, knowing that you can do this, rather than the enemy?
The truth is that when your body changes, because of chronic illness symptoms, we need to get rid of some bad habits and develop new ones. In the blog, how to cope with pain, there ‘s a series of articles on changing habits. They’re all valuable but you must read Stages of Changing a Habit. It offers a new insights that are so practical to the challenge of change.
The tips are helpful for any adapting to any kind of change. Read today’s post on Keep Working Girlfriend – a story from a client who writes how she is transforming her career.