One of my readers, let's call her Ann, emailed me about her "perfect storm of change."
She wrote about changes at work: regular messages on the intranet announcing "more change, more people losing their jobs, more of the surviving jobs being made unmanageable, more service being eroded, more things I value being destroyed ...."
She wrote about "a complete restructuring (closing clinics, merging departments and changing processes) so nobody knows who does what, or where to get support."
With the increased pressure on "survivors," Ann often feels overwhelmed by the floods of emails, many of which asking for even more of her time.
Ann is taking redundancy, which after all this is something of a relief - but still "sad and terrifying."
Then she wrote about her personal life too. She wrote about her Mum dying, clearing the house and going through generations of documents and collections. She described how the wider family relationships are changing now that her Mum isn't at the centre of all those networks.
Ann has been practising Mindfulness since 2013. How did it help her handle this "perfect storm of change?"Continue Reading