Change is inevitable and we all experience the flow of life changes in different ways. Some changes can be significant and emotionally “heavy” while others are small steps to get us closer to a larger goal.
I recently decided to move out of a long-term career and into my coaching and consulting business full time. While this is very exciting, it is also extremely scary. The perceived stability I had at a large corporation had me grounded and, in recent years, I started recognizing that it was holding me back from a life that was more aligned with my passion.
I have had my share of issues in the past when dealing with significant change and was even diagnosed with Adjustment Disorder at one point in my life. So I thought I would share a few of the steps I plan to take to help me as I navigate this change:
- Allow your Brain to Cool Down
- When you are overloaded with so much information and so many to-do’s, your brain starts to “overheat” and, when our brains are overheating, it’s nearly impossible to gain clarity of thought. Find ways in which you can cool down your brain (below are a few ideas).
- Trust your Body
- Recognize tense muscles and a knotted stomach as a sign that there is something you need to know. Listen. Pause. Breathe. Then gently explore what is going on in your body – allowing rather than resisting; accepting rather than fighting.
- Ask for help if you need it. At home, ask your partner or children to help you with dinner or laundry or cleaning. Seek guidance from a life coach (link to life coaching page) or counselor. Recognize what you need and take action!
- Practice Self Care
- What is your “go to”self-care practice? Do it MORE! Meditation, journaling, exercising or spending time with a friend. Schedule it. Do it!
- Move Away from the Electronics
- Set down the phone, turn off the TV, move away from the computer and sit quietly. BE with yourself!
The most important thing to remember during times of significant change is that there may be times when you are “super-excited” and ready to dance around and there may be times when your mind spins, your anxiety rises and you aren’t sure if you can handle it.
Pray for guidance.
Trust your journey.
Love the Amazing Person You Are! Because YOU are MAGNIFICENT in so many ways!
Blessings and Hugs,