Overcoming the Anxiety of Starting a New Phase of Life

Life is a series of constant changes. You probably already know this but we also evolve and grow along with every changing day. For many of us, we might be stepping into a new phase of life sooner or later.

We believe that each day brings a fresh perspective, a new decision, a potential new beginning. Sometimes, however, it can be hard to shake the doubt of if we make the right decision.

This is not an unusual feeling. Most of us experience it, especially when we are about to start a new phase in life. It could be anything from getting married, starting a new career, or packing up our lives and moving to a new city. It might be the journey to becoming a parent or, even, leaving a situation that didn’t feel right for us.

Regardless of what the new chapter looks like, the unfamiliar can make us nervous, create self-doubt, or even lead to anxiety. Usually, the question often is, Am I ready for this change? Let us assure you, you are more ready than you think you are. 

One way we gain confidence when entering a new phase of life is by simply trusting in ourselves. Remember, we have navigated life so far with courage and wisdom, whether we know it or not. Why should this decision be any different? Believe in your judgment. Trust your decisions. We are smarter than we think.

A helpful way for us is talking to someone who might have gone through similar situations. We can use these conversations as compasses, allowing their experience to guide us on our own path. It helps to realize that our fears and uncertainties are not unique but a shared human experience. You can only find this out by having that open honest conversation.

You know we love a good journaling session so yes, another tool can be by keeping a journal. Writing down our thoughts, worries, fears, hopes and expectations can provide us with some real insights about ourselves. We may not be aware of our deepest concerns until we put them down on paper.

If spirituality plays an important role in your life, now might be a good time to lean on your beliefs. Prayer, meditation, or simply taking time out for self-reflection can work wonders. We find hope in our beliefs. 

Finally, we advocate for the ‘do it afraid’ principle. Fear and anxiety shouldn’t be able to stop us. Rather, the plot twist is that we use them as a reminder of our own strength and courage. What’s the worst that can happen? But then again, why not do it out anyway? As long as you’re not hurting anyone and making choices for your happiness, feel free to pursue your path, even if you’re trembling on the inside. 

Remember, failure or setbacks aren’t dead-ends. They’re opportunities to pivot and to learn. We never truly fail; we just keep finding out ways that don’t work for us.

One last thought we want to share is – you’re not alone in this journey. We are here for you, and there’s an entire community out there going through similar life changes. Find your tribe. Support each other. 

And most importantly, take care of yourself. Don’t forget to nurture your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Take time to pause, breathe, and reflect. New phases in life are as exciting as they can be overwhelming. Remember, your well-being comes first. So go forth and seize the day.


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