This is the seventh installment of “Be Ready for the Wonderful: Words of Well-Being to Ease Your Way Through Change.”
Change can come barreling toward you like a freight train out of control or blossom slowly from within like a tender rose. Either way, it can be an arduous journey.
Ending relationships that have run their course is not easy, and establishing new friendships can be equally daunting. Leaving a long-held job by choice or circumstance will bring up financial, emotional, and family issues. Losing your home or a loved one or receiving troubling news about your health may thoroughly exhaust you.
Remember to cut yourself some slack and embark on a program of tender, loving self-care, Allow yourself time and space for extra rest, healthier food, and pockets of solitude and silence. It is never fair to ask others to provide what you refuse to offer yourself.
Although your motivation and energy may be at a low ebb, treat yourself as you would treat a friend going through tough times — and then nurture yourself even more.