7 Things to Remember When Going Through Major Life Transitions

Maybe you have heard each of these tips more than once before. Still, when you are going through a significant life transition, these tips may have a whole new meaning. During a life transition, you may feel as if your life is falling apart.

You are not alone - Everyone goes through challenging times; they just don't talk about it or advertise it. Rest assured, your friends and family understand your feelings and are willing to help you any way they can.

It's okay to give yourself a break - There's no doubt that you will need time to experience all of the feelings that arise with any significant change in your life. Give yourself permission to not focus on the things that fill up your life and are not essential or urgent. Take it easy and allow your heart to heal.

All things are not permanent - It feels as if your confusion and pain will last forever, you'll never be happy again, but that isn't true—our lives are filled with changes; nothing is permanent. Trust this transition is just that - a change that will eventually settle into a new opportunity.

Life is full of twists and turns, and change is inevitable - Just like nature, life is nothing if change. One season gives into another, flowers bloom and then hibernate, the moon wanes and waxes. Our lives will always have ups and downs that we can't even see coming.

It's okay to let go of things and people that are no longer serving you - Keeping the status quo makes us feel safe and comfortable. But, at some point, we have to let go of things such as people and situations that are holding us back or stopping us from growing. It's not always easy, but it is a natural part of life.

There is always something to be thankful or grateful for - At times, life may look gloomy, but if you want to find goodness and beauty, you can. You may not have the same life you had weeks or even days ago, but you have friends and family who love you. Appreciate the beauty of the world around you. Every life has fantastic and beautiful things in it; we just have to notice them.

It's okay to say no to negativity - Undoubtedly you have friends and family who are loving and supportive; it's also possible that there are a few negative Nelly's around you. Especially now, it's a good idea to say no to their invitations. When you feel stronger, decide if you want to continue to have a relationship with them. But for now, just say no - as nicely as you can.



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