Are you struggling through a challenge or transition in life? Perhaps you’re facing the Joss of a job, relationship or maybe you’re suddenly an empty-nester.
No doubt, transitions of all kinds are difficult, but did you know there are proven ways to move through life’s challenges with more ease and less stress and strife? The strategies highlighted here make transitions far less difficult, yet they’re often overlooked or underappreciated.
Focusing on these tips
will help a great deal more than you might expect
The first step in creating a positive outcome from a difficult situation is to stop resisting.
Once you accept that things are changing, you can begin imagining the best outcome for yourself. Create that scenario in your mind and imagine yourself there using all five senses. Science has proven that daily visualization plays a key role in helping you actually create the physical reality you desire.
Second, be gentle with yourself and prioritize self-care.
One of the scariest aspects of letting go of the old and welcoming the new is fear of change. We must gently protect our vulnerable selves in order to give birth to our courageous selves.
Be sure to get the sleep you need, schedule self-care and do something enjoyable. Set aside quality time to just be. Remove activity from the equation and simply enjoy quiet time, nature, a good book, music or whatever sooths your soul. When we feel rejuvenated instead of depleted, changes feel less intimidating, our creative minds are available for problem solving and our perspective switches from dealing with a challenge to finding hidden opportunities.
Remember, you’ve been through difficult situations before so have confidence that you’ll get through this too. Note all challenging situations that you have successfully come through. List things that worked for you in the past and the things that you might do differently going forward.
Lastly, an important strategy is focusing on the positive.
Surround yourself with upbeat people and seek others who’ve been through similar circumstances. At first your situation may look scary or totally negative yet remaining optimistic is critical in finding a positive outcome. The computer industry uses the phrase “garbage in, garbage out”. Our minds work on the same principle. If we constantly put garbage in, such as negative thoughts, feelings and expectations, our lives will reflect this, and we will get more of the same. Conversely, if we learn to replace negative thoughts with positive, self-affirming thoughts and expectations, we will physiologically create an environment where the seeds of creativity, optimism, humor, joy and love take root.
It’s a universal law: what we think about comes about, what we focus on expands.
Utilize the incredible power of your subconscious mind and your imagination to envision the changes you desire. Be keenly aware of your innermost thoughts and feelings and you’ll carefully create a fertile environment for the things you want more of. Use these strategies to reduce stress, create clarity and move through life’s changes with greater ease.
About the Author
Linda Mitchell, Board Certified Professional Coach, Reinvention Expert and founder of Linda Mitchell Coaching and Healing has been coaching and practicing for over 20 years operating from a deep desire to help people move through life’s challenges and transitions with more ease and grace, less anxiety and stress. Her unique “Reinvention Program” helps people who are stuck, in pain or ready for change to reclaim balance, better health and gain clarity on their next meaningful role with more purpose, fulfillment confidence and Ease.