Finding Time With Your Transition Toolbox!

butterfly“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” Confucius

Finding time to navigate transitions is a necessity of life, and yet one that we often see as an interruption or a disruption in the “normal” flow of events. Effectively making transitions is a skill that will stand you in good stead, as life is punctuated by small and large changes almost constantly.  From the traffic jam that makes you late for work, to the loss of a longstanding relationship, change is at the core of our lives.

I recently wrote an article for EzineArticles.com titled Find New Time – 7 Tips to Create a Transition Effectiveness Toolbox and I’d like to highlight 2 of the tips for transition effectiveness in particular today.  They are very helpful, not only when you are going through changes, but ALL the time:

The Opening Door:

For every loss, there is a gain. What door opens when a current door closes? The more forward-looking you become, the more quickly you leave fear, self-pity and resentment behind. Write down the potential gains, filing your notes where you can easily access them. Refer to your Opening Door notes often. This helps you survey your options with curiosity, not fear.

The Gratitude Attitude:

Every day, first thing in the morning and before bedtime, list 3 things you are genuinely grateful for. Write them down and look at them. Reflect on which time choices contribute to these gifts.

“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” Author Unknown

What do you find helpful during times of transition?  Are you dealing with changes now? Leave a comment – I’d love to hear about your experiences and ideas!

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