5 Ways To Be Better Prepared To Make A Major Change

how to prepare for a major change in life
  1. Give yourself time to reflect. Change can often bring up a number of things such as concerns, fears, regrets, and also not knowing how to deal with the unknown. One of the best things we can do is to give ourselves time and space for self-reflection and contemplation. It is also advisable to go away from our normal environment so that we don’t get triggered by our environment with the same patterns of thinking.
  2. Be clear why you want to make a change. Sometimes change is brought about by a significant emotional event. This is where we have to be careful that we are not making a change as a reaction to an event. Instead, we have to be clear as to what our real purpose or intention is for making a change and knowing how making a change will support us moving forward.
  3. Be aware of other small changes that may be happening simultaneously. It is very tempting to try and make lots of changes in a short period of time. For example, if someone is going through a major career change, other changes could also occur at the same time like relocating to a new city or country, dealing with family or relationship pressures, and maybe maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine. If we have too many things on our plate, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed and even start questioning whether we have made the right decision or not.
  4. Have a written plan. We will never truly know the full consequences of a major change until we’re going through it or have gone through it. What can help make the transition smoother is to have an initial plan to follow. This plan has to be flexible enough so that we can adapt to any new awareness, information or insights we receive when we take action towards our ultimate outcome. We should also remember that a plan is what we know at the time we created it and there is always scope for refinement and improvement.
  5. Consult with people you trust. It is always helpful to have a support network and to be able to reach out to people during times of change. They can be a sounding board and offer valuable insights and perspectives that we may not be considering. While listening to other people’s perspectives is valuable, at the end of the day, we have to follow our heart and do what we know to be true for us. That is what will make the change worthwhile in the long run.

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