FGF: Transitions Are Tough
We're back with another #feelgoodfriday.
ICYMI: This past week we had a super cool TWOsday!!!
This Feb. 22, the world hit an unprecedented milestone. It’s the date itself: 2/22/22. And this so-called “Twosday” falls on a Tuesday, no less.
A “Twosday” like this won’t happen again until 2422 — 400 years from now.
HOW COOL IS THAT?
Unrelated or maybe it is related?! I tend to be a little more “woo-woo” so I am going to go towards this crazy “2/22/22” Twosday that has to be related to the common theme of TRANSITION.
After reading through check ins the last couple weeks, talking to friends/family and being around different people in unique circumstances a common theme keeps coming up.
Transitions. Are. Tough.
Transitions or change bring a wide range of emotions.
What emotions come up for you when you think of change?
I encourage you to make a list of the emotions that you feel when you face change. To name these feelings is the first step to taming them. Building that self awareness and emotional intelligence is a foundational part of being able to face change and adversity with a positive mindset.
When we face the unknown, fear can easily creep in and take hold of your mind.
“What if this was all for nothing?”
“I don’t know what is going to happen next.”
“I am worried I will make the wrong choice.”
Fear and negativity is all consuming when we start to feed those emotions and thoughts.
What if you flipped the script?
Instead of worrying and stressing about what is or could go wrong, focus on what could go right.
I will use a story from my own life as an example.
My husband is deploying in less than 3 weeks. This change/transition of him preparing to leave, the state of the world and the feelings of sadness and loneliness that come with saying “see you in ½ a year” has given my mind PLENTY of space to run wild. I have identified the main stressors and emotions and while it's not easy, I am actively looking at ways this deployment and time apart can go right!
My mindset is focused on spending quality time with the kids, trying new things together, traveling, working hard to further my education, working on my mindset, learning about investing and continuing to grow with FIT LV. Even just taking the moment to write that out has started a series of deep breaths I didn't even know I needed.
TAKE THE TIME to write out what you are feeling, if you reread what you wrote and notice that it is negative or fear based, rewrite the story!
You have the power to change the story of your life at any moment, how amazing is that! What a freeing feeling to accept where you are right now and then rewire your brain to get you to where you need to be in the future.
This is why when you train and you put yourself in uncomfortable positions you are training not only your body but your mind to be able to see things through when it gets tough. The “tough” workouts, difficult conversations, heavy workload or heartbreak that you are experiencing is just another way for you to grow.
I want to close this #FGF with a passage from an amazing book:
“When life knocks you down, stand back up as soon as you can. Because the longer you stay down, the harder it will be to get back up again. Do something that lifts your spirits. Talk to a friend that always makes you laugh. Take a walk outside and breathe in the fresh air. Whatever you do, keep your shoulder back, your head held high, and stand back up again. Don’t stay down and wish things were better. Go out there and start making them better.”
-Shine from Within by Nikki Banas
Maybe it’s the Twosday madness? Or maybe it is what being a human is ALL about. Working through life when things get uncomfortable or off track. We are always here for you guys and rooting for you.
P.S. If you want to talk through any of this, I would love to get on a call with you. Transitions are tough but you don't have to face them alone. Click the link below to schedule a call.