(Copyright 2020, Simona Zaino )
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The Covid19 pandemic and subsequent lock-down has left us with no choice but facing dramatic changes. No time to get ready for these changes. And no chance to debate on whether we should 'embrace' them or not. We just had to.
And these were not marginal changes. We had to re-design our entire life (work, family, leisure time, health and wellness) around the common number one priority: keeping social distance to try and slow down contagion.
If last year somebody had predicted this would happen, we would have not believed them! We would have not believed that we, human beings, are capable of making such radical and quick changes to adapt to new circumstances.
And still, when necessity called for it, we did change and adapt.
Can we then rethink our fear of change in light of our response to the Covid19 pandemic?
Usually, fear of change is triggered by our perceived inability to push ourselves out of our comfort zone. We think we are not strong or brave enough to make the necessary changes to improve our life. We think that making changes is too hard for us and decide to stay where we are, even if 'where we are' is not doing us any good.
We think.. and all this thinking is what impedes the badly needed change.
But Covid19 did not give us time to think. Covid19 came suddenly and we did not have time to assess our 'readiness' for change. Covid19 came and swept our certainty, life routine, stability and security away and left us with no choice but embracing changes. And guess what? We all 'magically' did it! We embraced the changes and survived. And some of us even thrived in this 'new normal'!
Covid19 is a powerful life lesson, showing us the incredible resources that lie dormant inside ourselves. The same personal resources we need in order to trigger and sustain positive changes in our life.
So next time you 'think' you cannot make those positive changes in your life, think again.. If you changed for Covid19, you can change for yourself.
Author: Simona Zaino
Simona is a qualified Health, Nutrition & Life Coach based in Dublin.
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