Take a Breath

Written by Catherine M Follett


The focus on health and wellness is paramount these days for good reasons. The pandemic forced us to make austere changes to our businesses and personal lifestyles and with that, our expectations have changed- adapting is the game changer. Disruptions are the norm, and it is basically how you deal with them that will ultimately make the difference for you and your wellbeing.

At a recent WIRC meeting (Women in Remodeling Conversation), we discussed ‘flexibility’ and that what is important to one makes no sense to another. However, if one can focus on the common goal, there will be less conflict and stress and accomplishments and elevated experiences will surely follow.

Flexibility has become an increasingly valuable skill where unpredictability and change are constant. Being flexible, you can deal with unexpected challenges quickly, calmly, and efficiently.

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel with family when I tapped into my emotional intelligence. There were a few situations to show others that I understood the challenges some were facing. I felt that giving praise and encouragement went a long way to support family members who needed it.

Have you had to make substantial changes to the way you think, work, or behave? 

Here are 7 great tips to get started:

    1. Focus on your core values
    2. Be open-minded
    3. Develop your skill set
    4. Be optimistic
    5. Stay Calm
    6. Plan Ahead


Have a Strong Network

The covid pandemic has certainly taught us that we cannot predict the future, however we can still plan for the unexpected.

Ladies, we welcome you to join our fun-loving Women in Remodeling Conversations on the 2nd Thursday of each month. We’d love to hear what you have to say.

See you at our September 7th Meeting at the Verve Hilton, Natick!

Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. 


Catherine Follett is the CEO of Renovisions located in Hanover, Massachusetts and the President of PRO New England.

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