Interesting our perception of what might challenge us and what really does. I recently decided to leave my four day a week position with a good organization and ‘retire’, knowing full well I would still keep up my consulting.
I knew that I would miss my work family and was unsure of how that would affect me. I am an introvert but need to know that I have a support group and that was the case for the past seven years. I also did not know if I would get enough consulting to challenge me but that has not been the issue.
Where the challenge has emerged for me is in the lack of structure. I had not realized how much I relied on the structure that work placed in my life. When I reviewed my Myers-Briggs® Step II results for Judging/Perceiving both ‘systematic’ and ‘scheduled’ could not be clearer!
Had I paid attention to the results prior to, or immediately following leaving my position I might have been able to put some structure in place to compensate. I now have some regular routines that help to keep me focused and alleviate the anxiety I was experiencing.
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P.S. pass on to anyone in your life who undergoing change!