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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Staying Positive During Life Transitions

'The best way to live is to be, simply be.'  Yogi Bhajan

Unsettling Times of Transition

Are you finding it difficult to stay positive in today's crazy world of work?

Sure, the economy is slowly recovering, but it still has its ups and downs. You may find yourself in the middle of either making a transition or thinking about making a transition in your career.

But with all the uncertainty about the future, you may be left feeling lethargic, unsettled, and unmotivated to take the next step.

Perhaps you're:
  • Unemployed and still without a job after months of searching;
  • Employed, but in a job you hate and feel compelled to keep, even though you fear you may be next on the chopping block;
  • An independent business owner whose business is failing in the current economy, but you lack the energy to develop a new business plan.
  • A recent college graduate worried about finding the right job to launch your career.

Change from Future Tense to Present Ease

 No matter who you are, or what your work situation is, when you're in the middle of a transition it's always unsettling--leading you to freeze up, and become frozen in inactivity and inertia.

 What makes you tense is your focus on the future. You fear what won't happen that you want to have happen, or you fear what will happen that you don't want to happen.

 When you feel overwhelmed and stuck in 'future tense', it's time to stop, take a breath, and ease back into the present. Get off the worry track. Take a day off from thinking about 'your situation', and engage in activities that let you know you are glad to be alive.

'The best day—Going to bed with a dream, waking up with a purpose.' Exceptional Living

Be--Just Be

Tough times require, well, sometimes, sitting back, doing nothing, and thinking about something else.

 Sometimes we just need to stop to remember--life is to be enjoyed. Instead of letting your life be determined by fear and worry, focus on putting memorable activities into your life each day.

 To stay positive during times of transition, find a way to do something of great personal importance each day so you can 'write on your heart that every day is the best day of the year'.

 What Gives Your Life Meaning?

What is one activity of great personal importance you could engage in today that would let you write on your heart 'today is the best day of the year'?

Don't think about it--do it.

'And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.'  Friedrich Nietzsche
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Unknown said...

Thank you Sue-it reminds me of Bloom where you are planted.. looking for the good in the work situation...the white iris and the shasta daisies are blooming in my west facing garden..heaven..Amy Crummy

Jean | said...

Sue, of all your outstanding posts this might be THE most outstanding of all. This is precisely what I needed to read this morning. It goes along with the things I've been thinking about all week. I love the future tense / present ease thing!

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Jean, I am so glad this one hit the mark for you precisely when you needed it.

Life is so full of transitions and its easy for us to get stuck at any juncture. We have to recommit to being courageous every single day. Not that it's something we consciously think about until we get stuck. That's the beauty of getting stuck..we are uncomfortable enough we seek a better way to move forward.

How great would our lives be if we all consciously participated in something of great importance to us each day?

Kindest Regards,


Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...


I love 'bloom where you're planted'. That has been a motto in my own life.

Good to hear from you. thanks for talking back!