Most of us have been through major transitions in our life. Loss of a loved one, divorce, job loss, aging parents, to name a few!
Transitions of all kinds wreak havoc on our lives. Everything that we previously accepted as normal no longer exists. Life, as we know it will never be the same.
As unsettling as these transitions may be, there are some things to do that can ease us through these challenging times.
1) The first is to recognize and acknowledge what it is that you are going through.
*If you can understand that you are in a transition, and the litany of emotions that go along with it, it will help you grasp the concept that, it is not permanent and that you “will” get through it.
*Think about other transitions, events in your life, that had the same impact, and remember how you got through it.
*Recognize that you progressed from there and how far you have come.
***You will progress through this too!
2) One of the things that makes us feel so overwhelmed, is that this is something that is out of our control. We have a desperate need for stability at times like this.
*Regain control in the areas that you CAN control.
*Organize your surroundings. Get a clear picture of your bills and what you need to address. Do not avoid them! Call lendors and banks and find out what your options are, and choose the one that you’re most comfortable with. *Maintain a regular work schedule. Just like children, we need routine to make us feel secure. Design a day, that mimics your usual schedule, and be productive.
*And, most important, avoid drama! Do not keep the news on all day long! That is a recipe for anxiety and depression.
*Avoid family conflicts, even if it means that you walk the dog 10 times a day!
3) Take action! Put a plan in place for how you need to move forward.
*Take some time to envision the best possible outcome for you and your family.
*Learn new skills that can help you advance into something new.
*Strategize various outcomes, and take the steps every day that will bring you closer to those outcomes.
*Evaluate your life. What wasn’t working before the pandemic? What needs to change?
***Now is the time.
This is a time to prune and renew. An opportunity to grow and change and bring in
more of what you want for your life.
Transitions guide us into the next chapter of our life.
Giving up what defined our lives can be painful, but excitement about new aspects can prepare you to move forward and thrive!
As a Life Transition Expert, I have helped so many dealing with unexpected, traumatic events in their lives.
We are being called collectively to a new consciousness and to help each other through this unprecedented event.
This is an opportunity to reset, realign and re-examine what is truly important in our life. There are hidden blessings for us to uncover.
This is our time to RISE! — Reawaken Inner Soul Energy!