Dancing with Change – the Hoodoos and how dos
Whether you work in an office, factory, from home or on your home and family, the concept of joy at work is so important. You spend most of your waking hours for most of your life doing it in some form or other. Mostly I hear people bemoan some aspect of work: they dread waking up, they hate a co-worker, things are always changing, the place is distressing...
It is important to make a conscious choice, is that what you really want?
If the answer is no, then YOU need to change!
Many of the aspects of your current distress may be out of your control, however one crucial aspect is all your doing... your attitude! Amazingly that can make all the difference in your world!
My daughter just graduated with a geology degree from Queens university. As a part of the celebration first she drove two friends from Kingston to Vancouver and then my husband & I flew to Vancouver and we drove across Canada, back to Kingston for her graduation. Why am I telling you this? Because travelling with a geologist provides a whole new perspective which I thought you may appreciate as much as I did.
First, do you know what a hoodoo is? They look like this…
As you drive over the rim into gorge it looks as though you are entering an alien world, it is very exciting. This amazing landscape is formed by changes which took place over 1.8 Billion years. Seen in this light, whatever you are experiencing can seem very small and relatively inconsequential.
I thought back to my first office, the computer, yes there was ONE and it had 500mb! That was considered big! I can remember the excitement when we had our first FAX machine, everyone stopped with excitement when a fax came through on a long roll of paper which needed to be cut into A4 size. Then they were carefully filed, only to discover, years later, that the words had all disappeared!! It feels like a lifetime away and so different from today and our electronic 24/7 communications.
The hoodoos have grown because of the weather and how they are created*. When you stand in the middle of what has been fashioned from billions of years of change, it broadens your perspective. So let me ask you…
How you respond will either fuel you with enthusiasm and joy for life/work, or fill you with dread and stress. If you had more ☹ than 😊 then let’s look at each question with some practical suggestions for you.
Vanda has two specific coping strategy programs: One is ‘Colour me Resilient’ where you can create 8 bespoke resilience strategies based on your specific temperament and the other an 8-step routine, taking only 8 minutes a day called ‘Mind Chi’. Please contact her for more details and to attend a session.
Vanda North – the Resilient Warrior
* Hoodoos typically form in areas where a thick layer of a relatively soft rock, such as sandstone is covered by a thin layer of hard rock, such as well-cemented limestone . Over time, cracks in the resistant layer allow the much softer rock beneath to be eroded and washed away.
Hoodoos form where a small cap of the resistant layer remains, and protects a cone of the underlying softer layer from erosion. Further erosion of the soft layer causes the cap to be undercut, eventually falling off, and the remaining cone is then quickly eroded.
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