Kathie Lee & Hoda: Conquering Change
Everyone will face some kind of change in their life, the kind of change that can turn your world upside down in a matter of seconds. To get both sides of how change can be dealt with, Kathie Lee and Hoda talked with Maggie Mistal, who had her baby premature while on vacation, and the author of Tweak It, life coach Calli Williams Yost.
To find out how Mistal was able to adapt to change, Kathie Lee and Hoda asked her to tell her story. She told them she was on vacation in the Florida Keys and she was around 27 weeks pregnant at the time. She and her husband were planning on staying for about 10 days but after the third day in the Keys, Mistal said she began having complications. Her husband rushed her to a hospital in Miami where they told her she was going to have to stay. A few days later her baby was born premature.
She said the baby was not the big change for her. She was told by the hospital staff she needed to stay at the hospital for the next three months, until her actual due date. Mistal said she was able to adapt to the change by getting back into her normal routine. She found a place in Miami she could broadcast her radio show from which allowed her to get some control in the situation. To gain even more control, she would place a little angel figurine in her child’s hospital bed so he would know she is always there with him, even if she wasn’t there in person.
Yost said getting back some normalcy is key. Putting control around the chaos can be hard to do. She suggested focusing on small victories every day and harness the power you feel from accomplishing small things to eventually help you move on to bigger challenges. Hoda liked her advice saying whenever she accomplishes something small it makes her feel so much stronger.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Advice For Conquering Change
Yost said there are four things everyone should do to help them conquer any kind of change in their life:
- Carve out small deliberate actions – This will help you feel accomplished for small tasks.
- Keep a calendar – The calendar will keep you organized.
- Set aside time for weekly reflections – Find out inside yourself what you need to do to get back to normal.
- Rinse and repeat – Yost said you will need to continue doing all these things and always remember that if you didn’t get everything done you want to, it is not a failure.