How to make a successful life transition

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin

A transition is a period or process of change from one state, situation, or context to another. Some occur as we go through life, while others, such as those we seek or have imposed, are less predictable. How we view and cope with periods of transition is understandably essential, and we are prepared from a young age to view and manage with them as positively as possible. There are few more critical times in life than transitions, and in this post, we ask how to go through them successfully.

Self-talk: make sure you are tuning in

Self-talk is the words, language and conversations we use and have with ourselves. It is how we represent ourselves to ourselves. From the positive to the not-so-positive, our self-talk is often the most honest, truthful and sometimes unsparing commentary on who we are, what we do and the life we lead.

Self-talk is also how we create and recreate our past, present and future realities. Like a painter adding paint to a canvas, it helps us to:

– Picture our present
– Reflect on and learn from our past
– Articulate a vision for our future

6 habit-busting strategies

At the start of every year, we all take a look at our old habits and often decide that enough is enough. And so begins a journey of liberation, a journey of freedom from overeating, excessive worrying and all manner of life-limiting habits of thinking, behaving, feeling and relating. What makes someone succeed are successful habit-busting strategies. In this post we look at 6 of them.