There are three phases of change – letting go, transition, and starting anew.
The transition phase is the hardest because it is that ‘in between’ place where you have left behind the old and are uncertain about what the new will be. This is where you may feel vulnerable, anxious and in a state of flux.
Here are a few tips to help you find comfort and some semblance of control the next time you are in the transition phase of change:
- Do something that makes you feel in control. Choose a project that you can accomplish. Stick to it until you finish.
- Choose on one or two areas of your life that you can focus on to impact your future success.
- Think bigger and see yourself successful. Use your visualization skills to see your best outcome.
- Accept that this is an awkward stage. Give yourself grace and ask for patience from others in your life.
The transition phase of change can be difficult to navigate. Applying these few simple tips will help you to feel less vulnerable and uncertain, and more empowered and in control.