The one certain thing about life is its uncertainty. Change is common, yet many people are afraid of it and find it challenging to deal with.Significant life transitions, such aslosing one’s job, preparing for retirement, becoming a parent, losing a loved one, rebuilding after a relationship ending, can be difficult yet often inevitable aspects of life.
Such challenges require letting go of what is familiar and embracing something new. Life is full of transitions and learning how to navigate through these periods requires an openness and willingness to grow. It is common to feel overwhelmed by the idea of a life transition and become stuck
Talking about the impact and meaning the transition holds for you, learning ways to manage your thoughts, feelings and beliefs about the change, grieving the losses associated with the transition, and engaging in the process of finding your way amidst the change can help. Working through transitions can build confidence, maturity, and resilience – physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. If you are having difficulty transitioning through a significant event in your life, our psychologists are here to support you emotionally and guide you toward healthy decision-making and problem solving strategies.
Psychology Today – Handling Transitions
Mind Tools – Bridges’ Transition Model