It is adapting a new lifestyle for betterment. It involves lot of hard work. You are changing the habits, beliefs, thoughts and emotions with which you have lived since years. Transition becomes necessary when you realise that your beliefs, thoughts and emotions are no longer helping you to move forward. It is difficult to change because you are so use to it and comfortable with it that it is your daily routine which is effortless. You are ready for transition when you have a burning desire for change. When you are ready for transition you need a road map:
Monitor your self talk
Sort out your thoughts
Acknowledge your feelings
Beware of thoughts disguised as feelings
What are you seeing?
What are you hearing?
What are you sensing?
Evaluate your circle of influence
Scan your past
Use your network
Manage money crisis
It is a big change you are looking at so needs a different set of work. You need to think what will happen if you do nothing
What is your best scenario?
What is your worst scenario?
What is in your control and what is not in your control?
When you are in a transition mode you undergo lots of thoughts and emotions at the same time. With change comes resistance A major life transaction close one chapter of your life and opens up a new one. It is often very difficult adjustment as we endure intense feeling of fear and uncertainty. Our natural tendency is to resist change in our daily routine. We can feel challenged by transitions that take us away from what is familiar. We may feel overwhelmed, disillusioned or angry. We may blame for the situation that are out of our control. You are transiting and welcoming the change still you feel sad for what you are leaving behind. It is important to deal with that loss and fear of unknown before you are ready to embrace your new reality The process is always two steps forward and three steps backward. You have lived in a certain way since years so it is easy and normal to slip back to the routine. Once you focus on the end result and the reason for transition it becomes easy and fruitful. Most of the time you live in the past or future. The time is spent where you have no control. During transition you have to spend time in the present – the now. You need to evaluate, accept, adapt and embrace the change. It is like stepping in a new world where you have lots of doubts but at the same time know what is to be done. The confidence is less but the desire to change and rise above sails the boat. You discover you strength and weakness. In the process you come across certain things which you were not aware. Every day when you step forward it gives you the feeling of achievement. However small the change is but it makes a big difference. It is one step at a time. You are laying the foundation stone of the life you desire so it should be done efficiently. You can’t skip the steps. You have to work on the basics. Monitor your habits, beliefs, thoughts, emotions, are they hindrance in your transition. Since years they are dear to you and your identity but transition demands shift. Once you start working you come to know that certain things are no more required in your life so discard them.
Few things to be taken care of during transition:
Be in now
Maintain your humour
Accept that change is natural
Recognize and summon your strength
Rely in simple self care routine
Tap into your network
Build a new community
Take things one at a time
Transition makes you a person you desire to be. It is necessary at each stage of your life. Opt for transition feel the change, grow and live a life you desire.