8 Ways to Make the Best of Tough Life Transitions

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A challenging life transition can throw you off track. Maybe you’re experiencing upheaval at work, and you’re worried about being laid off. Perhaps you’ve reached a crossroads in a romantic relationship, and you’re unsure about your future with your partner. Or maybe you’ve just moved to an area where you don’t know anybody, and you feel like you’re essentially rebuilding your social group from scratch. 

If you’re trying to keep your head up throughout tumultuous times, you can turn to the Find Your Flow® books for helpful tips and advice. Furthermore, these suggestions will help you embrace the opportunities that life transitions present.

Create a Healthier Space at Home

If your life is headed in an uncertain direction, freshening up your space at home and getting organized can help you feel a bit more centered. When your home is clean and tidy, you’ll naturally feel less stressed out – you’ll be able to find everything you need easily, and when your external space feels calm rather than chaotic, you’ll feel calm inside, too! By addressing any organizational issues now, you can cultivate a healing atmosphere inside your home. Your home can become an oasis where you retreat when life is overwhelming. You can begin the process by decluttering your belongings and giving away or donating items that are in good condition that you no longer need. Then you can implement storage solutions for the remaining items.

Strike a Healthy Work-Life Balance

For many people, striking a balance between their professional and personal lives is a constant struggle. This is especially true if you work remotely from home, where it’s often difficult to create definitive boundaries between these two aspects of your life. However, if you discover that your personal life is beginning to suffer, it’s time to find ways that you can improve this balance. Take moments to reflect on which aspects of your business life you can improve, and then implement steps to guide you in that direction. As Find Your Flow® explains, achieving this balance is a journey, not a destination. Take some time to figure out what will work for your specific situation, and then find ways you can make small improvements — one step at a time.

Consider a Career Change

What if recent events in your professional life have prompted you to reconsider your current career path? Or perhaps you genuinely love your industry, but you feel like there’s no room for you to advance at your employer. Maybe it’s time to think about opening your own business instead. If you do plan to open a business, you’ll probably want to form it as an LLC early on for the financial and legal perks! With LLC status, your personal financial assets will be protected, and the filing process won’t require much paperwork, either. 

Rather than budgeting for high lawyer fees, you could simply file on your own, or get some assistance by filing through an affordable online formation service. Overall, just make sure to research the rules in your state beforehand so that you meet all of the requirements. 

Let Go of Toxic Relationships

Going through big life changes can make you realize who is truly there for you, and who does not have your best interests at heart. Perhaps you’ve noticed that some of your loved ones haven’t made an effort to support you, or simply haven’t listened when you’ve tried to express how you’re feeling. This could be a sign that it’s time to let go of these relationships. If you’re in this position, Glossy Belle recommends stating your feelings of disappointment to the person in question, and seeing if you can work things out – but if not, it’s best to make peace with the fact that it’s time for your paths to part.

Start a Fitness Routine

Maybe this life change has prompted you to rethink some of your habits and routines. For example, maybe you’ve gotten interested in starting a fitness routine and focusing on your overall health. It’s never too late to start a fitness routine – even if you haven’t worked out in a long time, you can always begin with simple, basic exercises and build up to more intense workouts. If you feel unsure of how to get started, you may want to book a session with a personal trainer at your nearest gym. They can help you put together a plan that works best for you!

Change Your Diet

In addition to starting a fitness routine, this could be a good time to change up your diet. During stressful times, it’s easy to end up indulging in junk food and take-out. But by choosing healthier foods, you’ll feel better both physically and mentally. Feeling your best can make it easier to get through tough times. You don’t have to overhaul your entire diet, but you can start by cutting down on desserts, sugary drinks, and fried foods, and keeping your fridge stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables so that nutritious options are always within reach.

Adjust Your Sleep Schedule

Have you been feeling stressed out lately? Adjusting your sleep schedule can make a world of difference. When you’re well-rested, you’ll have the energy to tackle everything you need to take care of during the day. Even going to bed one hour earlier can help you feel truly refreshed when you wake up! If you’ve been going through a stressful time, try writing in a journal before going to bed. You’ll be able to get all of your complicated thoughts down on paper. That way, you won’t be tossing and turning for hours as you try to fall asleep. Instead, you’ll be able to drift off with a clear head!

Seek Therapy

Maybe you’ve thought about talking to a therapist before – but you always questioned whether or not you really “needed” therapy. The truth is that anyone can seek therapy at any time, even if they just want to spend a couple of sessions working on basic coping skills or exploring a single issue going on in their lives. You don’t need a specific reason! Working with a therapist can help you deal with challenges and make gradual improvements in your quality of life. If you don’t know who to book a session with, PsychCentral recommends looking for a therapist who has been practicing for at least a decade – you can trust in their experience.

Making it through a life transition with your head held high is never easy. But just because you’re dealing with major changes does not mean that you can’t leverage the benefits of this situation. A life transition gives you the chance to jumpstart other, positive changes in your life, and with these tips, you’ll be able to come out the other side stronger!

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