When it’s time to move on
Making life’s changes a little easier to take
LIFE throws unexpected changes at us all of the time. Most of the time the changes are small and manageable but other times they are life altering. Divorce, death of a spouse, financial downturn or even retirement can be stressful and filled with uncertainty. In most of these scenarios, downsizing to a smaller home and simplifying your life are necessary in order to move forward with grace.
In many cases there is a time factor involved. Whether you’ve just sold your current home and need to find a new one or vice versa, you then need to pack up all of the stuff you’ve collected over the years and find a way to remove it from your life. Once you’ve purged your coffers and dealt with the emotions of that task you need to move and start fresh. It’s exhausting just thinking about it.
Going through all of this alone is not necessary. When life throws a huge task our way I say “Call in the troops.” Along with the help of family and friends there are professionals who can help along every step to help make your transition a smooth process.
Even if your situation is a positive one (retiring for example) there are still emotional stresses. Lean on family and friends during difficult times to help keep you on an even keel. Change is a lot more difficult than you may think. You won’t be of much use to yourself if you fall apart in the middle of things.