Transitions can be difficult because when we experience a life transition we can feel that our self-confidence and identity are shaken. We can experience the world as unfamiliar and unknown. We may be afraid. Fear inhibits us from taking risks, yet it also alerts us to danger. Our feelings can be linked to making a positive change or to not being good enough to do what is needed.
If we want to cope well while experiencing transition, we need to be open to the challenge of changing. We need to be open to questioning our thoughts and feelings about the various aspects of our life. We do better when we allow ourselves to be curious. without harsh self-criticism, regarding the thoughts, feelings and beliefs we hold about our world.