Major life transitions are inevitable. Sometimes they are exciting, weddings, moves, new babies and new jobs. Sometimes they are sad things like divorce or death. Whether they are happy or sad these transitions can be hard to navigate emotionally. There are ways to manage major transitions so that you can come out the other side healthy and balanced. 

Practice Self-Care

 When we encounter major stress in our lives it is very easy to stop taking care of ourselves. We stop exercising, doing things we enjoy and practicing self-care. As women we tend to take on everything and put ourselves on the back burner. When dealing with major changes and stress make sure you keep your well-being on the to-do list. It not only maintains your routine which makes you feel in control. It also keeps your body and mind healthy and better able to manage your stress. 

Take Charge of the Change

 People tend to feel especially stressed when they do not know what is coming. If there is a way to take some control in the situation it makes you feel like you have some say in what is happening in your life. When we prepare and know what to expect (as much as is possible) we feel like our hand is on the wheel. In some cases you cannot control everything, but by choosing something you can do to prepare, or learn about the situation you take back come control and put yourself in the driver’s seat of your life. 

 Focus on the Positive

 There is always a positive aspect to any major change. Even if it is just looking at it as a new chapter in your life. By focusing on the positive you see the hopefulness in every situation and it can make you feel better. If you dwell on the loss or the disappointment of a change you will feel the weight of the world on your shoulders and things seem unsurmountable. Positive thinking leads to positive feelings, so try to see the silver lining in the change. 

Every single human being will encounter major life changes and the way they are handled can create an environment that makes it easier or harder to handle. By managing the life changes and not letting them take over your life you will get through it with confidence and grace. 

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Karen Rae

I was becoming an empty nester, a woman of a more interesting age and in transition. Sound familiar? I was at that place where we question our purpose, value, and worth and what in the world are we going to do with the rest of our lives.

I noticed women have a huge hunger to belong to a community of women where they can feel safe, share openly from their heart and have other women to do life with! This is why I created my Fave Lifestyles.

Fave is for the woman who wants to call Fave her community of women who support, uplift, and make her feel better about herself. I want to create a place where we help her answer life's questions and just do life together!

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