Transitions – How do YOU Relate to Them?

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How do you navigate your transitions?

Transitions are constants in our lives.

Sometimes they are so subtle that we hardly notice them, like our out breath and our in-breath.

And sometimes a transition takes our feet right out from under us.

Finding time to live our lives as fully as possible requires that we respond with openness, curiosity, acceptance, and agility to the constant presence of change.

Indeed, while the changes and transitions that come our way may not always be expected or welcome, we can rest assured that they will be a dependable staple of our lives.

So, do you want to ride the waves of change, rather than swim against the current?

Well, a good way to get started is by taking a look at the history of your relationship to your transitions. That will tell you a lot about what you can do to help yourself be more welcoming to your changes, and to the choices that they present to you.

And while you explore this, remember that the power is always all yours. It’s really not your changes, so much as your choices that shape your path.

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”
Flora Whittemore

How do you approach transitional times? What has it been like for you so far, going through changes?

You’ve already experienced many transitions in your life. But maybe you didn’t recognize them at the time. It goes without saying that it’s hard to navigate transitions if you don’t actually see them!

So, in my next post I’m going to share a simple exercise that will give you a feel for what your “transition vision” is like. Once you have a handle on that, you’ll be able to step back and reflect on how this has served you. Then your next step is to empower yourself to make conscious choices about how you would like to proceed.

One further thought, for those of us navigating our midlife years and beyond:

As we age, the changes and transitions come faster and may not always be changes that we would choose for ourselves. However — and this is SO important — when we accept the fact of change, we put ourselves in a position where we are able to apply our full energy to thriving through the changes, rather than fighting or denying them.

That is a powerful, empowered approach to any change or transition.

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