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Managing Transitions in Life

The one thing you can be sure of in life is that there will be times when you’re thrown a curveball. Something will happen that you aren’t expecting.  Even though you know you’ve got the strength to handle anything that life brings you, you might still be taken aback by an unexpected change in your life direction.   These suggestions will help you successfully handle some of life’s transitional times:   1.      Take a deep breath. Pause for a moment and give yourself time just to breathe. This one crucial step can psychologically change your state from a “fight or flight” response to a more slowed down cognitive processing state. 2.      Process the information. Next, allow yourself some time to think through what’s happened. This might take a few days, depending on your situation. From your perspective, what occurred? What is the lesson to learn? What is the challenge/opportunity that you gain utilize from this? 3.      Talk about it. Call a close friend or family mem