When your life is in transition your may or may not know it. Some times like when we have a sudden event like college graduation, it is obvious. A sudden illness or injury also gives us a date for the change.
Since transitions are not just changes but the emotional changes that result, it is less obvious.
Here are some ways to know your change is a transition.
You find yourself thinking about the past. That can either be good or bad. We learn much by reflecting back upon what we have done and coming up with better ways to do things, next time. When our thoughts get stuck upon how good things were, and hot how good they can become, we are not preparing for the future.
Our dreams about the past tell us about our unfinished business. Our dreams are openings into our subconscious minds. If we are flying high we are feeling good about ourselves. When we dream about running scared, there is something scaring us. Seriously bad scares come out as Post Traumatic Stress.
You feel sad or lack energy. Transitions often leave us uncertain as how to proceed. Feeling sad and listless means we might be depressed about our current situation.
When you try to do something you are unsure as to why or exactly how to do it. This can either mean you are truly doing new things or you are afraid to complete the task. When familiar tasks seem hard, we should ask ourselves why?
You feel that things are just too confusing. You are at a loss for what to do next. During a transition we often find ourselves “Lost in a Jungle”. We have lost the familiar of the past, but have not found the certainty of a way forward. This sort of uncertainty is normal. It lasts for a brief while with planned changes, but unplanned changes take more time. Here is where a coach might help you to ask the big questions about your life. They can help you find your direction again.
Your life will lack purpose when you are in an unplanned transition. Here you did not have a new job or whatever ahead.
When you were in a life transition how did you feel?
As all Ways, Seek Joy,
Coach Dr. Dave
PS there is still time to sign up for my Webinar about transitioning thru a disability. I expect it to be helpful to anyone in a possible transition or their friends and family. You can sign up here