We are always in transition. From summer vacation to the school year, from summer to fall, from high school to college, from college to the workforce, from one job to another. We have a choice to either embrace that change or fight against it. Humans want their lives to remain constant. One of the first things I was taught at Hypnosis Motivation Institute was about homeostasis. Homeostasis is about keeping everything the same. Even if we say we want to change, there is a part of us that does not want change. In hypnotherapy, clients resist change. Part of my job is to help clients be able to accept change. With hypnosis, we can work on the subconscious mind to make transitions and change easier.
Affirmations about the transition you are going through in your daily life can be very helpful. They could be as simple as, “I embrace change.” “I love my new job and its challenges.” Read and write them at night and read them in the morning. Choose one for your mantra each day, “I enjoy the challenges of 12th grade.” “I embrace the challenges of being a new mom.”
If a transition involves going somewhere new or taking some new action, practice doing the event in your mind. Our minds cannot tell the difference between an imagined thought, state or condition, and an action actually taken.
If you can, it’s always good to actually try and experience the event prior to your first time. I always took my children to their schools before the first day of school and walked around with them so they could become familiar with their school. Then, when they were at school on the first day, they had already experienced the environment.
Life will provide us with opportunities to transition and change whether we like it or not.
Why not embrace the change and use it in a positive way to move forward?