Why Change Sucks (And How You Can Successfully Navigate it!)

Add one pandemic and mix in the globe and you get fear, death and uncertainty. Uncertain times are here. Social distancing is a reality. And, my neighbors have a freezer full of chicken!

This Corona virus thing is new for most of us and we’re not sure how to react. Sprinkle in anger, hanging with your loved ones a lot and a stock market that took a significant hit and the near future looks bleak.

Work has changed. Many of us are working from home. Life has changed. No one is going out.

Relationships have changed. Viral is in. In-person is out.

The world we knew is on hold. It’s adjusting and it’s going to be fine. Question is‐ are YOU going to be fine?

Statistically, some will get sick and sadly, some will die, the virus will subside. And life will slowly…. slowly get back to normal.

Business, leaders and employees will begin to move forward together again. It will be safe for groups to gather, celebrate, live life and party once again. This is a harsh test for all of us. It ain’t easy. Thankfully, most have food and shelter. That’s a big deal when you think about essentials and the non‐essentials like sports, entertainment, dining and gatherings. These are now a bonus and will be embraced with joy again throughout the world when we’re given the “green light” to resume normal activities.

All this, sucks because we’re stuck at home, binge‐watching, having a drink or two and eating prepared meals again when ordering gets to be too much. It’s difficult to adjust to some change.

Question‐ can ordering out or pick up ever become too much? I think not!

291 words in and I’m ready to give you the goods. That’s right. The 5 things that will turn that frown upside down.

One way to navigate change is to smile more according to keynote speaker Scott Lesnick

1‐ I promise you that smiling helps. Try it now. If I’m wrong, you’ll get double your money back. Repeat often!

2‐ Phone that person that you’ve been meaning to call. Listen to them. Hear their rants and then it’s your turn. Change is tough. This change is proving to be really rough.

3‐ You’ve got a phone or computer, right? Put it down, unplug and go for a walk with a friend or loved one. But, keep your distance. Or, hold hands, it’s your call. I went with a walk with my lovely wife today. We held hands and tried to smile.

4‐Eat something that makes you happy. Eat something that is good for you. Repeat.

5‐ Any form of exercise will help. Anything. Be active, stretch, do some pushups, ride your bike, go for a hike, run, walk.

These are uncharted waters and navigating them takes poise, tenacity and, okay, I’ll admit it, candy. That’s right. Don’t tell my doctor, but I have a small reserve of candy I eat to keep me happy. We may be low on toilet paper, but the stores have food and plenty of candy!

If you need to chat, have a laugh or simply vent feel free to email me at scott@scottlesnick.com. Or, you can call me at 414 507 8008.

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