Change is a constant in the professional world, and navigating through it can be both exhilarating and challenging. I am currently supporting many teams as they navigate organisational change.
Whether it's a shift in responsibilities, a new team structure, or an entirely different role, the workplace landscape is ever-evolving. In the midst of these changes, one aspect often overlooked but incredibly crucial is self-care.
Change in the workplace can evoke a range of emotions - excitement, uncertainty, and sometimes, stress. It's essential to recognise that change, even when positive, can bring about challenges.
The pressure to adapt quickly, meet new expectations, or learn unfamiliar processes can take a toll on your well-being. I thought I’d share a few tips:
Creating rituals of replenishment:
1. Establishing Boundaries:
Clearly define your work hours and breaks. Boundaries protect your personal time and prevent burnout during periods of change.
2. Focus on what you can control & Influence:
Bring your attention to what you can control & influence and notice when you are wasting energy on worrying about that which you can’t.
Asking yourself - ‘what do I need to accept?' can be powerful in the short term until clearer
3. Regular Breaks:
Schedule short breaks throughout the day to recharge. Whether it's a brief walk, stretching exercises, or simply closing your eyes for a few minutes, these breaks can make a significant difference.
4. Mindful Practices:
Incorporate mindfulness into your routine. This could be through meditation, deep breathing exercises, or simply taking a moment to appreciate the present or having a mindful walk
5. Stay Connected:
Communicate with colleagues and your manager. Sharing your thoughts and concerns can foster a supportive work environment.
As you navigate change in the workplace, remember that taking care of yourself is not a luxury but a necessity. The more resilient and balanced you are, the better you can adapt to the evolving professional landscape.
If you are really struggling, reach out for Professional help or for Coaching support. I recently graduated as a Mental Wellness coach to be able to support my clients more fully when needed in this space. Find out more here.
By prioritising self-care, you're not just taking care of yourself but also empowering yourself to thrive amidst change, both professionally and personally.