How to cope when your plans change

Plans can often change at a moments notice and we all have different ways of coping. Whether these are personal or business plans we can adopt some proactive strategies that help us react and gain a more postive outcome.
What do you do when plans change:
  1. you adapt by using tried and trusted methods
or
  1. get upset, angry or overwhelmed
Having a 3 step plan to fall back on when things don’t go according to plan always helps!
STEP 1
Change happens……so be PREPARED! Think about other times things have not gone to plan and reflect on how the situation could have been different if you had a PLAN B. This is so important to reduce stress, so make time to put in place some realistic strategies that will work as your PLAN B.
STEP 2
What’s important? Yes it is annoying when plans change but allowing the negativity to flow on through your day will not help anything else. Do not let the changed plans become the most important factor of the day. Using your PLAN B – refocus and move on.
STEP 3
Learn through experience. If it is the same situation or the same person that alters plans, then restrategise so that you don’t make the same plans again. This will put you in the position of making arrangements that are more solid and less likely to be changed.
THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ARE THOSE WHO ARE GOOD AT PLAN B. James Yorke.