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Adapting to Change

Life can be unpredictable and can bring about many changes that we couldn’t have foreseen, even a year ago. The covid pandemic that swept our globe, knowing no boundaries, has created much change and uncertainty for many. Businesses have been forced to close their doors, temporarily or sadly permanently, and change the way that they trade. For Irish organisations that trade with the UK, they have witnessed additional impact and uncertainty due to Brexit with many employees being forced to sign on the live-register until another opportunity comes their way.  

Change is the only constant in life.” – Heraclitus. Adapting to change is par for the course at some stage of our lives. Once we recover from the initial shock, we come to understand that we have choices and exploring varied options helps us to cope with living with, and often surviving, the new direction that life has thrown our way. Yet sometimes we are forced to wait, as life doesn’t seemingly respond to our request to move forward. It is at times like this that our hope and faith are questioned and we may even wonder what the future holds.

There is an old expression, understand that “this too shall pass”. Family, friends and even strangers may offer this piece of advice when we are struggling to find a new job or advancing on our career path. It seems that it will never happen. Then out of the blue, the waiting time, for that next job offer or promotion, comes to pass. Sometimes it may not be the work that we had in mind however in retrospect it may have been the ideal opportunity that came our way – one that reignited our passion, creativity and increased our network of friends.

Hindsight is great yet little comfort is offered when going through such trials. One technique to help with overcoming the changes, waiting or trials is to remember how we overcame past trials. Most often, we find that we came through what we thought was unsurpassable at that time. Holding this thought can help with understanding where we’re at right now. Believe that most things are possible; there is light at the end of the tunnel and that the tide always turns … life can truly get better, and it will.

#Resilience #AdaptingToChange #Work #Believe

Creativity to Explore a Career Change

We are creative beings. Creativity is at the core of our very nature. For millennia, humans have been inventive and innovative in the way that we live and work. We have evolved exponentially in the last few decades. For some of us, the explorer within was restricted due to our parents wish to protect us which may have inhibited our self-exploration. Our very core can sometimes create a deep inner desire, which we may not immediately understand, to reroute our career. Identifying this protective boundary can be the first step to our breakthrough, and exploring unknown territory to our creative self.

At times in our lives, we may find ourselves at a crossroads in our career. We may feel that there is a deeper search within for something that is at that time unknown. It is only when we ‘test the water’; step out in faith and dare to explore, that we can discover other opportunities available to us which can enrich our lives. To follow such a path requires inner strength and determination to follow it through. The search can also benefit from much creativity on our part.

Techniques that can help with the journey of exploration:

  1. Quiet the mind; find peace; allow the mind to search and the answer may come. This can be achieved by practicing a mediation process that works for us. It can be as simple as doing some breathing techniques at the start of the day or taking a walk in nature.
  2. Ask family and friends for feedback and insights on new work opportunities that we may not have explored yet.
  3. Improve or develop networking connections that will help us such as signing up with a recruitment agency. This can open the door to new jobs and provide insights on areas to up-skill.
  4. Experiment with new-found ideas for a career change. One way to identify if it is right for us is to volunteer in a similar role with a local organisation or charity.
  5. Create a vision-board to help start the process and bring it all together. This will take time, so be patient with the process.
  6. Set goals to avoid becoming stuck in the process.
  7. Identify and implement healthy values that can become part of the metamorphosis.

Do more in your life than just merely exist, explore and have some fun on the journey!” – 3Q Perms & Temps. Remember to experiment and take the opportunity to learn while exploring. Enjoy the process of being creative on the journey of self-discovery; it just might lead to a better and more creative life!

Halloween Ideas For The Office

Halloween Ideas For The Office

4 Quick Ideas To Spook Up Your Office This Halloween!

Stuck in the office this Halloween? Why not have some halloween fun and decorate your work-space with these quick and easy crafts?

 

Halloween Ideas For The Office Or Your Home Work Space!

 

Ghostly Garlands

Made with toilet-paper tubes, this ghostly bunting is sure to put you in high spirits.

All You Need Is:

  • Toilet Paper Tubes
  • White Plastic Table Cloth
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Twine/ String
  • Sharpie

Halloween Ideas For The Office

 

Spellbinding Books

Black paper and chalk turn books and folders into tomes of terror. Here’s how.

All You Need Is:

  • Books
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Chalk
  • Black Paper
  • A Button
  • Glue
  • Pencil

 

Halloween Ideas For The Office

 

 

Wand Organiser

Even witches and wizards can benefit from a little organisation. Make a removable sleeve for your pen holder that you can remove once Halloween has passed

All You Need Is:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Coloured Paper ( Dark Green, Light Green, Black, Red & White)
  • A Pen Holder or Any Plastic Container.
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

 

Halloween Ideas For The Office

 

All Eyes on You

Turn anything into tools of torment with these foam eyes and self-adhesive googly eyes. Create your own Frankenplants, Frankenpens and frankenpins to ensure you are the cynosure of all eyes.

All You Need Is:

  • Pens
  • Foam Eyes (If you can’t find these, you can make them with ping pong balls and red and black permanent marker.)
  • Craft Blade

 

Halloween Ideas For The Office

 

And Voila! This is what your desk will look like when it’s all together!

Put those Frankenpens to good use and Pop them in plants around the office! Such a simple idea but it looks great! See the picture below!

Halloween Ideas For The Office

You can find most of these supplies in the office itself or hit up the nearest stationary shop. Have a creepy, scary Halloween and let me know if you try out any of these craft to decorate your work-space, either at office or at home.