Sometimes God brings times of transition to create transformation.
Thank goodness it is Friday!
Are you looking forward to the weekend?
Dan and I just said good-bye to a friend that passed through for a visit.
As I was blogging yesterday, I explained to him what I was blogging about.
By giving him an example, I asked him to give me a word and that word was death and sex.
With that I did some thinking and another word for death was transitioning.
A transition is a change of state, condition, place, or position.
It can also refer to a transformation.
It can be challenging, but they are necessary for growth and progress.
They push you through tough situations and force you to learn how to adapt.
Transitions teach us how to survive in new environments and make the best of any case.
In death, the one that passes on and the one that is survived are both going through a transition.
So, as we have been exploring words and how it effects our health, I welcome you to check out the past two weeks posts with words such as, time, faith, self-worth, happiness, encouragement, self-talk, optimism, karma, forgiveness, trust, appreciation, thoughts and words, power, rebuilding, passion, confidence, connection and how they are related to our health.
Today the word is transitioning.
Dan and I will be blogging today on the surviving person and how they can transition without their loved one.
Adjusting to transition can be difficult and cause some stress and sadness.
Those who find themselves having trouble coping with life transitions may find it helpful to speak to a therapist to become better able to adjust to changes they cannot control.
Transitions, and especially difficult transitions, can influence personal growth, and dealing with a change successfully may leave one stronger, more confident, and better prepared for what comes next in life.
In other words, even those transitions that are neither expected nor wanted might still produce some beneficial outcome.
Change can encourage the development of skills or knowledge and might also bring about greater awareness of a condition.
Change can also make clear what is important in one's life and allow for greater self-discovery and self-awareness.
Because transitions can cause stress, it can influence one's daily life.
A person facing a big change might, for example, experience depression, anxiety, or fatigue; have headaches; develop trouble sleeping or eating well; or abuse drugs and alcohol.
Persistent symptoms of stress might improve with treatment in therapy.
I know when my father passed on when I was sixteen; this advice would have made it easier for me to transition without him physically being by my side.
Often, stress can develop out of fear of what is unknown.
When one is well-informed about a change, it may be easier to face.
Being healthy in mind and body may make it easier to cope with changes in life.
Sleeping well, exercising, and eating nutritional foods regularly may all be beneficial in improving both physical and mental health.
Remaining calm despite stress may be easier when one's life is well-adjusted and includes time for leisure as well as work.
It may be helpful to avoid making a large change immediately after another change.
Generally, adjusting to a change takes some time, and making multiple changes at once, even smaller ones, may not allow enough time for an adequate adjustment period, which can cause stress.
Family members may be able to help one adjust to change, but professional help may also benefit those having trouble or stress because of life transitions.
As Dan and I start a new year; we will be posting daily 365 morning meditations for joyful days all year long.
The book is SUNRISE GRATITUDE by Emily Silva.
THE FEELING OF BEING ENOUGH and accepting who you are is powerful.
It can be scary to wholeheartedly accept yourself.
But that is only because important things tend to scare us before we do them.
When you are having difficulty accepting yourself – ASK; what is one thing I can do today to accept myself?
Even small acts move you toward full acceptance.
Reframe the thoughts that deny self-approval and cultivate self-love step by step.
PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, Tai Chi, and Qigong.
Dan and I have started back bouncing and walking to Walk at Home YouTube.
It is always important to change your routine around you but continue keeping a healthy lifestyle.
For us, that may be walking through a park, walking in a mall, or going to the gym and just staying home, bouncing, and walking to Walk at Home with YouTube.
This also includes daily meditation and twice a week Tai Chi.
Guided Meditation for Going Through a Transition
Anyone going through a period of transition?
Transition can be unsettling but using this guided meditation for going through a transition can help us see the gifts and choose growth while dealing with change.
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Until Saturday, the future is always all around us, waiting,
in moments of transitions, to be born in moments of revelation.
No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us.