Embracing Transitions: Healing, Self-Care, and Wellness Are Essential!

by | Sep 13, 2023 | 0 comments

Change is an inevitable part of life, healing and self-care are essential as the seasons shift and the world around me transforms, I, too, find myself during transitions. For many of us, these changes can be overwhelming and challenging to navigate, especially as mothers who are juggling multiple responsibilities. But fear not, because in this blog, I will share my journey of embracing these transitions and staying sane (and healthy) while doing so.

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

Lao Tzu

As a mother of a child starting school, I’m dealing with new schedules, routines, and routes to avoid traffic. On top of that, I’m adjusting to a new job, finding my way back to my professional self, and striving to prioritize both my career and my well-being. It’s a lot to handle, but I’m not alone in this journey.

Here are some essential tips that have helped me navigate these transitions while ensuring I continue to prioritize my healing, self-care, and wellness:

1. Prioritize Self-Care

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life’s transitions, but I make sure to take care of myself. I’ve made self-care a non-negotiable part of my routine. Even if it’s just a few minutes each day, I find time to do something that brings me joy and relaxation. Whether it’s a quick meditation session, a soothing bath, or a few pages of a good book, these small acts of self-care have a significant impact on my mental well-being. I love taking long showers, these soaps available at TYSAH have been an amazing new tool for my routine.

2. Stick to My Routines

With so many changes happening around me, maintaining some consistency in my daily routines provides a sense of stability and comfort. I continue practicing the routines that have supported my mental health and overall well-being. If going to the gym, taking a nap, or reading a book were part of my self-care regimen, I don’t give them up entirely. I adjust my schedule to accommodate these practices, even if it means carving out pockets of time during my day. With the gym for example, instead of quitting entirely, I have found that I even if I go twice a week it helps me stay sane.

3. Delegate and Seek Support

I don’t hesitate to lean on my support network. Whether it’s my partner, family, or friends, I let them know what I’m going through and ask for help when needed. I delegate tasks and responsibilities when possible, so I can free up some time for myself. Asking for support is a sign of strength, not weakness.

4. Embrace Change with an Open Mind

Transitions can be challenging, but they also offer opportunities for growth and new experiences. I embrace change with an open mind and a positive attitude. Instead of dwelling on the challenges, I focus on the possibilities that lie ahead. My child’s new school, and my new job, dictate a new schedule, for example, instead of complaining about having to wait for about 40 minutes in the car, I’m using that time with excitement to read a book, listen to a podcast and even taking a quick nap. I will soon share another blog and will add to the TYSAH Resources page all the audiobooks and podcasts that are supporting me in the new routine.

5. Reflect and Adjust

Periodically, I take time to reflect on how I’m handling the transitions. Are there aspects of my life that need adjustment? Am I giving enough attention to my self-care and well-being? I remember that it’s okay to recalibrate and make changes as needed to find balance and peace in this new chapter of my life.

In the midst of these transitions, I remember that healing, self-care, and wellness are not optional luxuries; they are essential for my overall happiness and ability to navigate life’s challenges. I embrace change as an opportunity for growth, and I hold onto the practices and routines that bring me peace and clarity. I’ve got this!


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