Shifting Sands

At the time of writing we’re all facing a great period of change, firstly because of the lockdown measures due to the Covid-19, and secondly due to the gradual relaxation of some of those measures, many of which are regularly being changed to the point where it’s confusing knowing what is and isn’t allowed. This ‘new normal’ and constantly shifting of boundaries adds to life’s already complex uncertainties. 

Recently on a walk along a windy beach in our new home of New Brighton on the Wirral the shifting sands made me think of this situation and reminded me that despite the constant changes on the surface underneath things are still the same and that once the wind dies down a greater sense of normality will resume, albeit potentially looking slightly different. 

This focus of shifting sands might be a good point for reflection within a workplace coaching conversation. Situations in the workplace can seem like they are constantly evolving and changing but these changes can seem more challenging in the moment than they do a little later after things have settled in to a new routine that gradually becomes the ’new normal’.

This month's free download to prompt reflection

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What do you see?

How can the clip be used as a metaphor for something that is happening in your life (good or bad)? 

What does it spark inside you in terms of seeing a new way forward you had not previously considered?

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