Everyone experiences change in their lives, and while some of it is better and more welcome than others. Any transition can be turned around to create positive change.
It’s understandable to go through periods of depression, grief, sadness, and high anxiety when these changes occur; divorce, a death in the family, or making a big move.
All of the aforementioned can all have an impact on your wellbeing and your daily routine. These lifestyle change can even have lasting effects if you don’t have a support system set up in place.
Do you agree?
You use these events to transition and find ways to make your own lifestyle healthier. You can also use those changes to become happier, more active, or more relaxed.
Take a good look at your life. Think about whether your home, lifestyle or the people you surround yourself with are improving it.
If not, it may be time to make some changes for the better. There are several simple ways you can get started; below are just a few.
How do you handle the stress that knocks you off course?
No matter what you’ve gone through, remember that you did get through it. As stressful as it was, you probably learned a few things in the process.
Giving yourself some credit for being able to handle difficult life events and the transition will help give you the confidence to face the next challenge, and it will also help you see the best way to deal with stress when it pops up. For instance, it is impossible to cope with a divorce or break up without the help of friends and family.
This is a great reminder that it’s okay to reach out when you need someone to lean on.
Healthy living when you lose someone you love
Losing a loved one or watching them go through a battle with their health can be devastating. This can also be a chance for you to make a positive change in your own lifestyle.
You might look at it as a warning to get your health on track by quitting smoking or drinking, eating a better diet, getting daily exercise, or taking better care of yourself in general.
For instance, reducing stress and fatigue can begin with a decluttered home, or even a night time routine of self- care for more restful sleep.
There are several ways to go transition to making these changes. If you’re having trouble figuring out the best ways to get started, look outside yourself first.
Redfin.com has a comprehensive list of all the ways you can help your body and mind here.
Gain perspective on who you choose to spend your time with
Going through a major life change can really allow you to gain perspective on various things, from how you’re choosing to spend your free time to the people in your life.
Use this period to take a good look at your support system, your methods of eliminating stress and anxiety, and all the good things that have come your way in recent months.
This is also a good way to figure out what you could be doing differently when it comes to coping. If you’ve had a difficult time recently trying to deal with depression, weight gain, self-confidence, or anxiety, consider a 3-day wellness retreat or self-care workshop from a healthy lifestyle coach.
Putting the pieces back together in an organized way
For any planned transition, such as a move; using this time for a better organization. Making preparations can be overwhelming if you feel like everything is in chaos. This is the time to keep stress at bay by making sure your home and financial records are in order. Delegate smaller responsibilities to friends and family who are willing to help in order to ease the burden from your own shoulders.
You can find more tips on how to do this over at Psychologytoday.com.
Remember that these periods of transition can lead to serious emotional repercussions, so if you start to feel that you can’t cope on your own, don’t hesitate to reach out for help.
Your mental and physical health go hand in hand, so it’s important to make yourself a priority.
Look, I’ve been there. I remember s day sitting in my car crying I realized I really hadn’t been taking care of myself even though I knew exactly how to. Pushing myself to the background.
Prioritizing external factors and caring for others, became high on my list. It wasn’t until I decided since I was almost turning 50, that I knew I needed to reclaim myself. So, I began to implement everything I had studied and learned.
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contributing writer: Julia Merrill