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  • Writer's pictureMichele Andorfer

Embrace Change: Tips for Thriving in Times of Transition

We’ve all heard the saying, “Change is inevitable…” and it is! Change is the only constant thing about life.


While sometimes change is met with excitement, such as getting married or accepting a big promotion at work, sometimes change can be met with fear, like an empty nest or a sudden job loss.


Even if you’re nervous or hesitant about an upcoming change, it doesn’t mean you can’t embrace it and come out on top. Here are some tried-and-true tips for thriving through a transition.


Take a Deep Breath and Stay Positive

In times of transition, it can be easy to get stuck thinking about what you’ve left behind. Instead of getting wrapped up in what you’re losing, embrace a growth mindset and look forward to the exciting possibilities of the future. 


Keeping a positive attitude and trusting yourself to make the right decisions will help ensure that everything will work out in the end.


Set Achievable Goals

Establish clear goals for yourself during this transition period. Having something to work towards can give you a sense of purpose and direction, making the journey feel less daunting.


Embrace the Opportunity to Learn and Grow

Instead of viewing this transition as a setback, embrace it as an opportunity for personal growth. Take the time to reflect on your experiences, learn from them, and use them to shape a better future for yourself.


Lean on Your Support System

A solid support system will get you through anything. Don’t be afraid to lean on them during this time of transition and talk out your problems when you need to!


Remember, your friends and family love you and want what’s best for you. They will be there for you when you need them. Reach out to a therapist if you need professional support, too. 


Look for Little Reasons to Smile

If your change feels large and overwhelming, ignore the big picture for a minute. Instead, look for little things along the way that bring a smile to your face. Focusing on small blessings such as appreciating the sunshine, smelling the flowers on a long walk, or reconnecting with old friends can bring you out of a funk that a life transition may throw you into.


Remember that Transitions Are Temporary

Above all, it’s important to remember that transitions are temporary. Eventually, this too, will end. You will find joy in your life, your work, or your relationships again. You are strong enough to embrace this new change and find ways to thrive until you come out on the other side!


If you need some help navigating a big life transition or if you feel like you’re stuck where you are, my one-on-one coaching opportunity is just what you need to see the forest through the trees. Reach out to me today to learn more about how I can help you find yourself again.


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