Stage 3 - The Stage of Discomfort

At this stage, the third stage of the Change Cycle, the millipede becomes consumed by the discomfort of the change. It just feels awkward and uncomfortable. As such, the millipede will feel anxious; his thoughts will be confused and his behaviour will be very unproductive.
The mammalian part of the brain takes over at this point in the process. This type of brain functioning is slightly more sophisticated and allows for analysis, creativity, and motivation. This will help the millipede to try and make sense of the change. To move forward the millipede will need to motivate himself to keep moving, although he feels so bad. He will need to focus on taking small break-through steps towards Stage 4 and therefore bypass the Danger Zone. This is not as easy as it seems. The truth is this:

“Reality is the leading cause of stress among those of us who are in touch with it” Jane Wagner

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