10 Strategies for Reducing Job Transition Stress

With the economic and employment shifts of recent years, more frequent job transitions have become the new normal.  And, anyone who’s ever changed jobs will tell you, job transitions can be stressful—whether they’re due to layoff, promotion or working extra hours because other  workers were laid off. If you’re facing another new job, consider the following to smooth your transition and maximize your success:

1: Take an honest look at yourself. What are your strengths, weaknesses, skills? How did those influence—positively or negatively—your transition?

2: Step up your self-care. Major changes are physically and emotionally taxing. You need self-care now more than ever.

 3: Engage your curiosity. What went wrong, or right? What could you have done better? What worked really well?

 4: Focus on what you want, and less on what you don’t want. Keep your eye on the prize.

 5: Enlist support. Seek support from friends and professionals to broaden your perspective and know you are not alone.

 6: Work on your thoughts. Calm your fears and reinforce your sense of hope and happiness.

 7: Reassure or avoid those who are threatened by, or jealous of, the change.

 8: Create your own rite of passage. Ceremonies and rituals enhance transitions.

 9: Let go of how things were “supposed to be” and accept “how things are.” Find appreciation for what is.

 10: Keep things in perspective. Or try on a new perspective. Don’t get stuck. Remember, the only constant is change.  Relax into the new field of opportunities that unfold with every transition. 

Author’s content adapted under license, © 2011 Claire Communications

About djwlifecoach

As a coach, author, speaker, singer, artist, consultant, radio host, Reiki Master and EFT/tapping practitioner, I share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything! My book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" (Hay House/Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose guiding others on their journeys. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. To learn more about my work in the world, visit djwlifecoach.com. Subscribe to my blog at tiny.cc/djwblog. Listen to my radio show at tiny.cc/djwradio. View my author video and book trailer at tiny.cc/djwauthorvideo and tiny.cc/djwbooktrailer. Access 40+ tapping resources at tiny.cc/djwtaps. Send email to deborah@djwlifecoach.com. For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the three coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee, Mortimer and Maisy Jane.
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One Response to 10 Strategies for Reducing Job Transition Stress

  1. C_Peterson! says:

    Transition are indeed stressful mainly because of the growing competition nowadays. I think in such a time, maintaining your cool is very important. We should remember that stress is not the solution and may be it is a way in which you will add your troubles. I second all those above written wonderful suggestions. Have faith and get the best 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of wisdom!

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