Early last year I started a new full time job – away from home this time which was a bit of a stretch to my little grey cells and to my energy levels. But it struck me at the beginning of the second week that I was really in new movie in my life. As I pondered this I realised that in this new movie I could bring in all the things I had learned from the last movie that sustained me and brought me peace, happiness and closer to the true essence of myself. And because I had learned how to do this over a long period of time, I could now do it even quicker and save myself a lot of pain and anguish when it came to adjusting to the newness of the role and some of the things I might not be happy with. I didn’t have to take a long time to learn how to overcome what I didn’t like as I had developed that ability in the last movie, and other abilities in the one before that, and the one before that! But I kept forgetting what I had learned and had to start all over again in succeeding movies. But not this time, this time I could choose to do things differently. And the first thing I remembered was to not take myself so seriously.
New work processes had to be learned, deadlines were looming, and it all seemed to be taking forever to learn all this new work. But who was really stressing the most over this? Me – not the management. They had been very quick to point out that they knew the new team I was part of would take some time to learn things and they were very laid back and supportive about it all. So what was the point of me stressing if they weren’t? So I lightened up, relaxed, took my time and the flow kicked in.
So really, any movie we are starring in and any new role we take on can be as happy or unhappy, peaceful or fearful, calm or anxious as we want it to be. If we have learned how to handle similar situations in the past it’s really a matter of remembering what and how we did that in the new situations. Then all we need do is practically apply all these amazing lessons so we don’t have to painfully go through them all again.
And the other exciting thing is, if we haven’t yet mastered the art of coping with change and starring in a new movie, we can learn!
Hi, I'm Anna Bradbury and I'm an experienced Life Coach and member of ICF (International Coach Federation). I love helping people and couples realise their goals and dreams. With your hard work and focus, my guidance, and proven Life Coaching techniques, you can achieve all you desire.