Think about it: If you’re navigating a sharp turn in the road, isn’t it less risky and more prudent to slow down and put your attention on the curve?
The same could be said for navigating a major career shift. You may not be able to see exactly what follows the shift (curve in the road), but if you are mindful about what’s needed to turn well, you’ll eventually get beyond it.
Few would argue that most of us have too much time on our hands. The fact is that we’re way too busy. Living life in constant motion makes us feel out of breath and out of control—neither fosters clear or creative thinking when you’re contemplating a change.
So, what can you do to facilitate your career change? Here’s a list of simple steps that will slow down your pace of life and allow new ideas and possibilities to emerge:
- Center yourself with three deep breaths whenever you feel anxious or overwhelmed by the thought of a change.
- Decrease the stress of the unknown with brisk walks on a regular basis.
- Calm your spirit by reflecting on three things each day for which you are grateful.
- Remember what has helped you navigate difficult times in the past and repeat it.
- Reach out to a trusted friend and be vulnerable when it is safe to be.
- Stay focused in the moment and decrease the times you push yourself to multi-task.
- Remember: Simple actions can counter complicated situations.
“You will find yourself in the simple and forgotten things.” – Carl Jung