Category: Transitions

Jumping too soon after transitions

There can be times in our lives when we find ourselves jumping too soon after experiencing a major life transition.

So often, when one experience ends or door closes, we feel like the next door must open immediately.  This is shown particularly in the eagerness with which we jump into the next thing after living through a big change in our lives.

But often the door that is apparently closing, hasn’t really closed at all!  In our efforts to move onto the next thing, we ignore the fact that the door is still ajar.  We try to move on past the fact that there is more work to be done before we are truly ready to step into the next thing. Continue reading

Taking a break; the importance of recharging after significant change

“I need a break!”

This is a common feeling when we are in the midst of change.

During times of significant change and transition, and more importantly, after them, we can find ourselves feeling one of two ways.  Either full of renewed energy and vigour for our ‘new’ life; or utterly, bone-wearily exhausted.

Both experiences are normal.

As someone who has been through many transitions in my life, including a number of major life changes within in the last year or two, I am very familiar with both feelings.

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The joy of letting go: making the most of life transitions

There are many times in our lives when we desire to find joy by letting things go.  Possibly the most challenging and yet potentially most rewarding, is the joy of letting go during major life transitions.

Life transitions are an opportunity to let go of your own limitations, expectations and the constructs that keep you playing small.  Discarding the beliefs that stop you doing what you want to do.  Times of significant life change are ideal to reconsider what you truly desire and let go of everything else.

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How to avoid self-sabotage

Self-sabotage can occur when we are attempting to change a habit or improve ourselves (hello new year’s resolutions!). Just like when we are in a time of transition and are needing and wanting to make changes in our life, we can, unfortunately be our own worst enemy.

This time of year, when we are just a few weeks into the New Year, the resolutions we made a couple of weeks ago can already be starting to feel a little challenging.  Regardless of how deeply we desire to change and feel better, we can find ourselves resisting change, or worse; actively sabotaging our own efforts to either seek support or make positive changes in our lives.

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The importance of knowing your why

“Why?”

It’s a question every parent of a toddler faces multiple times a day.  But it’s also commonly asked of us in adult conversations too.  Whether we are a corporate high-flyer, a stay at home mum, a working mum, or any other combination, it’s hard to escape the question; ‘What is your why?’

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It’s Okay to act; do something for your future self

There are times in our life when taking action can feel hard.  When we are experiencing a life-changing transition, or are feeling overwhelmed and stuck, contemplating our future self can help.  When we decide to do something for our future self, our motivation is higher, procrastination is lessened and we tend to step into action.  

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What Travel and Transitions have in common

People paced.  Others sat.  Some chatted on their phones, and others poked frantically at the device cradled lovingly in their palm.

But we were all waiting.

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