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Transitional Friday: Dealing with Multiple Life Changes at one time

Transitional Friday: Dealing with Multiple Life Changes at one time

        I’ve been sharing some of my life changes lately. I had several life changes in finding a new job and relocating to a new area. Some lessons I’ve learned are: Embrace the situation It is natural to be nervous, but keep moving forward.  Anything and place that is new is scary, until you have experienced that situation or area. Learning anything new takes time—be patient with yourself. An elephant must be eaten one bite at a…

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Transitional Friday: 5 Lessons When Life Changes

Transitional Friday: 5 Lessons When Life Changes

      Life is full of changes, both good and bad.  The one thing that is inevitable is things will not stay the way they are. So how do we deal with these changes? Allow yourself to feel the emotion—whether good or bad go through the process. Find a way towards contentment—I’ve had times when I struggled with contentment and it made me and everyone around me miserable. Find the positive in the change—if the change is a result…

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Transitional Friday: 9 Considerations When Finding a New Home

Transitional Friday: 9 Considerations When Finding a New Home

A friend of mine recently purchased a new home.  This led to a stressful time, longing to make the right decision and find a house that would become a home. Assess your needs in advance Be realistic about what you can afford Is this a starter home or a family home you hope to stay in the rest of your life Do you need room for growth?  Are you planning on expanding your family? Search for the amenities you need…

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Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons from Starting Over

Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons from Starting Over

  I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve had to start over.   The reasons for this are varied, but include moving, divorce, starting a new job, returning to college, etc. With the new year here, we are all making new resolutions.   Often this includes losing weight.  Yet, two weeks later we’ve given up.   New resolutions are all part of starting over and learning new ways and techniques to improve ourselves. Starting over can be exciting when thinking…

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Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons When Moving to a New Area

Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons When Moving to a New Area

        I recently had a friend that moved across country.   Making such a move is a huge undertaking. While, she and her family were excited about the move, there were also adjustments that had to be taken into account. Learning the cultural differences—even in the United States various areas have different cultures, depending on if you are in the southeast, Northeast, southwest, North west or California coasts. Learning the new area—this includes the roads, restaurants, stores, etc….

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Transitional Friday: Ways to Develop New Routines

Transitional Friday: Ways to Develop New Routines

Life is all about changes.  With change comes new routines. When making new routines, the important thing is to discover what is the most important things that HAVE to be done in a day.  Some things that must be done are work, care for children, eat, exercise, etc. In what ways is your spouse, children and important people in your life being put first? Next, look at the parts of your life that can be cut or toned down. What…

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Transitional Friday: 7 Ways Starting a New Job Affects Life

Transitional Friday: 7 Ways Starting a New Job Affects Life

Recently I started a new job.  Starting a new job is a huge transition. Some aspects that need to be taken into consideration: Learning the duties and responsibilities of a new position Learning the daily routine and duties Discovering the new environment of the workplace Meeting co-workers and making friends Discovering the co-workers that are toxic {ie. Gossip, etc.} and keeping a cordial space Discovering how the new routine fits into family and private life Budgeting finances How has starting…

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