How To Navigate Now What Moments And Life Changes
Hey Dream Achievers!
It seems that so many of us are experiencing Now What Moments in light of everything that has been going on in the world.
In today’s blog post I will be sharing some tools that I have used to help navigate these transitional and sometimes painful moments.
I dive in deeper in my book Now What: Create The Clarity to Achieve Your Dreams that comes out THIS SATURDAY!!!! Check out my Instagram @cassandrarosaa for book release information!
Now let's get into today's content!
So, what is a Now What Moment?
A Now What Moment is a transitional time in your life. It’s when you are moving from one chapter of your life to the next. Sometimes they are exciting, but most often they are painful, uncertain and leave you feeling lonely and emotional.
Some examples of Now What Moments are: graduating from college or university, going through a break up, changing your career, starting a business, or moving to a new place.
I’m in a Now What Moment right now as I am scaling my business, and trying to figure out what’s next for my boyfriend and I and where we are going to live. It’s very exciting.
If you want to learn more about my journey you can check out the blog post here.
I find myself navigating through these moments in a different way than I used to and I want to share some of these tips with you guys.
There’s a bit of a stigma around this topic. I remember when I was in university not many people discussed this because many of my friends were continuing on to work toward their masters of phd or they had a job lined up. I felt very alone and anxious.
Have you ever had a breakup and someone gave you advice and it didn’t resonate with you because they dealt with things in a different way?
Here are my top three tips for navigating through your unique Now What Moment that you can start applying today!
Feel And Express Your Emotions
If you tend to bottle up and suppress your emotions, you need to remember that this isn’t going to solve anything.
Suppressing your emotions will actually keep you stuck in the middle of your transition. You’ll be confused because you are lingering between your previous chapter and the one you are moving into.
When I was going through my college transition I went to a guidance counselor, they gave me some pamphlets and said “you’ll figure it out, everyone goes through this” so I ended up pushing those emotions down.
That’s why it took me a longer amount of time to move through it. If I would have allowed myself to feel, express and work through my emotions I could have been back on track a lot quicker.
A great way to feel and express your emotions is to confide in someone who you love and trust. Confide in someone who will listen. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your emotions with someone journaling is another fantastic option.
Journaling is a powerful way to release emotions.
Emotions are just energy in motion and journaling can allow you to release those emotions by transferring the energy to the page.
Be Done With The Previous Chapter and Set a Powerful Intention of What’s Next
To be done with the last chapter of your life, you need to create a sense of closure.
Close the book shut so you can open a new one and start a new chapter in your life.
It can be as simple as saying “I’m done with…” Insert whatever you are leaving behind.
By intentionally proclaiming it, feeling the emotions and setting an intention going forward you are able to close the book on that chapter of your life and take action moving forward.
Some examples of this: “ I’m done with that unhealthy relationship and I am opening myself up to being single, enjoying myself, and building myself up again so I can be ready to step into the right relationship.” or, “I am done with my 9-5 job and I am opening myself up to create and build my six-figure business”
So, be done and set an intention.
What is it that you want to create in this new chapter?
Is it creating a 6 figure business, finding the partner of your dreams, having more joy in your life? Write it down in the present tense, read it out loud with excitement.
Your new chapter now begins.
Take An Action Step
Lastly, take action. Take a step into your new chapter so that you can fully immerse yourself in the next phase of your life.
By being intentional and taking action, you are allowing yourself to powerfully step forward into the next chapter of your life. You won’t be weighed down by the baggage of grasping onto your past.
A way you can help yourself make this transition is to write out a list of action steps you need to take to fully step into this new intention.
Once you’ve listed your actions, choose one and take the step. Then repeat the process.
One step after the next, the momentum is slowly going to build and your intention will naturally come to life.
Wrapping Things Up
Navigating your unique now what moment is never easy, but using things steps will help you along your journey.
Finding support and connecting with other people who are or have gone through something similar is important too.
You can connect with like-minded people by joining my Facebook community HERE.
So start applying these tools to your life today:
Allow yourself to feel and express your emotions. Don’t suppress your emotions and allow them to weigh you down, keeping you stuck in the inbetween. Release your emotions through confiding in others or journaling.
Be done with the previous chapter and let go. Speak you desire into reality by telling yourself you are done with the past and set an intention for the chapter you are moving into.
Take an action step. Create your list of action steps, pick one to take that first powerful step into your new life. Keep doing this to build momentum and naturally step into your authentic power and move closer to the life of your dreams.
I wish you well on your journey! Stay tuned for my next blog post, Tuesday at 4 PM.
Don't forget to pick up my book Now What: Create the Clarity to Achieve your Dreams this Saturday August 22nd! Check out my Instagram @cassandrarosaa for book release details!