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                                       Transition & Trust
  
Our Lives are filled with transitions that can include school, relationships, careers, relocating and changes in your health. 

With transition comes many changes that have an impact emotionally, physically, mentally, socially, spiritually and possibly financially.  To have faith, especially during a transition, is to trust God and know He will make all things work out for the good.

Last month, I accepted a position with an employer in another state. The transition to a new job, a new location, leaving family and friends and all thing familiar behind has brought a great deal of change to my life.  I am experiencing many different emotions as I work through all the changes that are part of this new journey.  

I believe we all have similar responses to change and perhaps by sharing my experience it will help you when the time comes for a transition in your life.

Someone once stated, “Change is not the hard part, rather it's the process of the change and transition.”  I completely agree.

The first step to make a change can be difficult and it is usually one of two things that will cause you to take action; inspiration or desperation, or possibly a combination of both.  You may not have chosen the situation but now it is time to make the best of what is before you.  

When in a life transition it is important to realize how the stress of new beginnings can impact your mind, body and spirit.  Be kind to yourself.  Remember this is not the time to compare yourself to others or cling to exceedingly high expectations. Give yourself time to adjust and Take Care of YOU during the transition and learning curve.

Some of the most common issues that trigger stress when going through a major transition include:

          * Trouble learning new information
          * Fatigue and insomnia
          * Difficulty concentrating
          * Feeling overwhelmed and anxious
          * Increased frustration, sadness and anger

Below are a few things I have found that help me find peace and comfort during trying times:

* Prayer 24/7, Don't worry about anything. Pray about everything.  It's not about having the perfect words, but the surrendering and trusting in God, knowing He will bring peace and comfort

* Environment - have things around you that comfort you (pictures of loved ones, pets, aromatherapy - smells of comfort, connect with nature

* Music - calm the soul, choose tunes that bring you comfort emotionally (a Christian radio station such as K-LOVE works for me)

* Workout - the body needs an outlet for the tension; stay active
       
* Pet Therapy - research has proven pet therapy has a positive impact by calming people and bringing joy to our lives

* Relationships - stay connected and ask others to help or simply make time to talk and be nurtured

*Breathe - deep, slow breaths (5x5x5 = inhale five seconds, exhale five seconds, repeat five times

* Emotions - it's good to release tension: cry, laugh or let out a scream if you need to (be mindful of where you do the screaming though)

Let me add, if you know someone who is going through transition, reach out to  them and share some kindness and support into their life.  

Our world is a fast-paced and there has never been a greater need for people to feel connected, appreciated and respected.  When we scatter seeds of kindness, everyone reaps the benefits.  

I consider myself a team player and I'm on the LIFE TRANSITION team. We can all make the world better for each other. Take a moment and check out Kid President PEP TALK 2-minute YouTube video.

Bruce Wilkinson’s book, "The Prayer of Jabez", captivated my heart several years ago and the verse below is one of my favorite passages in the book.
 
Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain.' So God granted him what he requested" 1 Chronicles 4:9-10

I wanted to touch a lot of lives by inspiring and empowering a wellness lifestyle.  I prayed this prayer regularly.  I continued my efforts with my TCOY Wellness business, while I waited for the opportunity to come to me.  I trusted, sowed seeds and waited. My faith grew and gave me confidence and strength to go on a journey.  

No one knows what tomorrow will bring. However, amazing things occur “when you follow your heart and trust, leaning not on our own understanding but knowing God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose.”

Fear and faith cannot co-exist.  Procrastination is fear.  Feel the fear and do it anyway.  Confidence comes from taking action and doing.

Your outlook is how you see yourself, others, life and your relationship with God.  If you are going through a transition, see the challenge before you is an opportunity for growth.

Focus on taking one day at a time and rest in the comfort of knowing you are loved.

I'm not saying it will be easy but I'd rather reach the end of my life saying "oh well" rather than "what if...".  

If nothing changes, nothing changes.  Stepping outside of comfort zones can be scary, but also exhilarating. 

Life is God's gift to you, what you do with your life is your gift back to Him.  As long as I have a pulse, I have a purpose...and so do you.
 
Until next month, TCOY!

Coach Lucy

 
 
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TCOY Tidbits...


~ QUOTES TO NOTE ~


Nothing is secure but LIFE. Transition, the energizing spirit.

 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson  


A ship in its harbor is safe but that is not what ships are designed for.  

 ~William Shedd


We make our choices, then our choices make us.

~Unknown


Your life is a story of transition. You are always leaving on chapter behind while moving on to the next..

~Unknown


We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that imerges when life puts us to the test.

 ~Isabel Mende
 

Strength from Scripture: 


Trust in the Lord 

~ Proverbs 3:5-6


All things work out for the good

~ Romans 8:28

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Life is short; learn to dance in the rain and realize, perfection isn't sustainable so do the best you can with what you have.  

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