The definition of transition ➞ the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another
Transitions are something I have overlooked in my life. I tend to move from one thing to another in a flurry—definitely without a pause or transition of any kind. This new-to-me idea has merit, and I have started incorporating it into my life. So far, I found I’m noticing more things around me in the moment, and I’ve also found it helps me smooth out a few bumps and wrinkles in my day.
A smaller transition period might look like: sitting down, having tea/coffee, snack, reading, meditation, going for a walk, being conscious of your breath, having a nap, doing lighter tasks before a larger task……
Some examples of smaller transitions:
• Waking up ➞ going to work
• Long conversations in-person or on the phone ➞ carrying on with your day
• Shovelling snow ➞ computer work
• Coming home from work ➞ busyness at home
A larger transition period might look like: a new meditation practice, a new healing modality, de-cluttering, taking a trip to the mountains or ocean, taking a course, doing something you’ve always wanted to do…..
Some larger transitions:
• Being away for a few days ➞ getting back to “normal” life at home
• Single ➞ Married
• Married ➞ Divorced
• An illness ➞ recuperation to “normal” daily life again
I encourage you to pause as you transition to different things in your day-to-day life. A simple (or complex) transition period is kindness to yourself, and also to others as you bring your best self to your next activity.