Transitions: Open to Them and Find Time!

TransitionsTransitions begin by ending the old. Losses and gains are intertwined, as you navigate transitions. One season reluctantly lets go, while the next takes hold.

Transitions require that you move forward in the face of uncertainty. 

Transitions:  How Do YOU See Them?

Your own approach to transitions shapes your experience of them.  Here’s an exercise to help you see what you bring to your transitions, big and small.

Work quickly, so that what’s not fully conscious will surface. (You can build on the insights later.)

Transitions:  A 3-Step Exercise

  • First, close your eyes, repeat to yourself, “transition”, and jot down the first 3 words that come to mind. These 3 words are very important.  They reveal the “frame” of how you view transitions.
  • Second, take each word and quickly write a sentence about it. This extends your transition frame, offering you more detailed insights about your approach to transitions.
  • Now bring your awareness to the present. Of the transitions you’re aware of right now, choose one.  How does it change your time and focus in this moment? Which activities recede, and which become most important?

Transitions: Build on What You Learn

Make a note of anything you discover, so you can put it to work for you.  Understanding the basic nature of transitions can also help you focus your efforts.

Transitions are never a straight line forward.  Still, they provide you with a path to follow that is rich with lessons. And as long as you open to the lessons, you will move forward. Even in the most challenging parts of a transition, there is always momentum.

No wonder flexibility and open-mindedness help you in times of change!  It helps to remember: While you may not have control over the transitions themselves, you have all the control over how you move through them!

How can you use these new ways of viewing and navigating your transitions to reduce your stress, enhance your energy and creativity, and find more time … starting today?

And if you’d like to learn about the ways that your self-criticism eats up your time and energy … and change that for yourself, here’s something to explore!  My new Exercise and Guide Book titled, “‘These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!’ How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Save Your Sanity and Your Time!” offers proven techniques and practical tips to quiet the disruptive, haunting and hostile voices of self-criticism that we all carry inside.

We really can make conscious choices about the kinds of messages that we give ourselves.  This Exercise and Guide Book gives you a step-by-step path to take back your power and quiet the self-criticism that saps your confidence, your energy, and your time.

Don’t let those hurtful voices hold you hostage!  Click the link to get started!

 

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