Since launching my new website I have been introducing it and the eight main issues people often ask about. Today I am focusing on the issue of Transitions and how to navigate them well. As I say in my website video (click here to view the video) transitions come in all sizes, times of the day and stages of life. Little transitions like from work to home happen every day. They are so routine that we often don’t even notice them and yet they are extremely important. How do you handle this transition? Do you think about it or do you plunge right into what needs to be done? Taking time to “relocate” yourself really helps.
When you take a few minutes of “transition time” the key is to notice how you are feeling and what you “need”. Are you hungry or thirsty, are you exhausted, is your brain “fried”… Meeting your needs first will pay off handsomely. It’s worth the extra few minutes in terms of relationship harmony, sense of balance and mental clarity. If your brain is exhausted the research shows that a few minutes of mindless activity is essential to recharge. If you are physically exhausted a 10-20 minute nap is pure gold. BUT don’t nap longer than 20 minutes or you will feel groggy and regret napping. If you have young children that immediately want your attention when you get home, it becomes even more challenging. One of my best strategies when my son was three or four was to have a shower or bath together. The water was a wonderful medium for changing gears and the laughter and play immediately relaxed me. Big transitions like retirement, job changes, a new home or relationship take even longer for us to transition. There are many factors that need to be “updated”, almost like a computer updating files.
If you are struggling with a big transition consider getting some help because support can make it easier and faster. I’d love to hear from you if you have any feedback about the website or if you have questions you’d like me to address.
“We can’t create a new future while we’re living in our past. It’s simply impossible.”
― Joe Dispenza