Life transitions don’t happen in a vacuum.
There is no “retirement” without a person who is retiring. It’s silly just thinking about that, right?
“Retirement” is a word describing a major life event that is being experienced by an individual. And that individual’s responses and decisions are directly impacted by:
- their emotions
- the amount and the quality of energy they have
- their relationship to stress
- their history of resilience
Transitions can affect how we think, feel, and act. Sometimes that goes well, and your experience is invigorating and you meet challenges with enthusiasm and clarity. We call this Transition Flow.
Other times, things don’t go so well, and the experience negatively affects your thinking and emotions, resulting in unwise actions. We call that phenomenon Transition Struggle. Here are what we call the Traits of Transition Flow and Struggle. Do you see yourself on this list?
Stay tuned over the next few months as we move through all of the above struggles, defining what they are and what you can do to alleviate them or even turn them into a state of Flow. As always, if you have any questions, you can ask me or you can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading.