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Yo Why Do You Want to Change?

The above title was actually an answer to the age-old question, “how can I change my personality?”

Sometimes in a workshop I hear things like “I’m not as funny as the other temperament types” or “I wish I could be more like my colleagues because…’, or…. well you get the picture.

I saw the above answer posted in response to a question on answers.yahoo.com.

I loved it! Short, to the point.

So often we see the gifts or talents that someone else possesses and we want them. Well, it just stresses us out. As though we don’t have enough stress from life events or from those every day occurrences that “get under our skin” we add to these stressors ourselves.

Instead of asking how you can change your personality, I think the real question is, “How can I make the most of my personality?” What specific talents do you have to offer? And we all have wonderful talents, albeit sometimes hidden ones!

Take a moment today and think of something about your personality that you don’t want to change.

Conquering February Blahs

On a beautiful day in August a friend and I agreed that February is the worst month of the year. Dull days. Blizzards. Spring does not feel “just around the corner”.

As I stood looking out the window this morning. I realized that it is February 1st. It is a dull day with a blizzard forecast in the area tonight. And Spring ….well… you get the picture.

However, this year I made a promise to myself that I would not let February get me down. I will not be stressed by these blah February days!

It turns out that a client has requested that I present a session on de-stressing this month. Ironic? Yes. Coincidental? I don’t think so. Not if you have read “The Secret” . So as I research the latest information on what we can do about stress I will share some of this information in my blog this month, along with some of the things others do when stressed.

Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group, says he takes time out to be with family when stressed. Read about it in “Take Time Off To Succeed”. In fact he argues that taking time out to be with friends and family helped lead to his success.

While we might not all have the funds to de-stress the way Sir Richard does we might take some time out to make a date with a family member or a friend whom we haven’t seen lately.

Hmm…I think I will call that friend who dislikes February and take her for a coffee.