Your attitude has everything to do with it.
Having moved almost 8 years ago from the UK to Orlando I found the transition quite smooth, exciting but with an added amount of stress also.
The reason for this is, I have moved lock, stock and barrel before, from Scotland to England, England to Australia and back to England and I knew to do quite a few things ahead of time to make the move easier. There is a lot to think about when you and your family move, things to consider housing, schools, employment, visas the list can go on and on depending on your circumstances.
One thing I know for sure it is a great asset and investment if you have someone ‘in the know’ to help and guide you along. Someone who understands the difference in culture, how to pronounce things, where to go. Where to get the best buys. This will cut down a lot of time, money and stress.
- 7 out of 10 people in the US suffer from stress
- 55% of lost work days are stress related
- 80% of industrial accidents are due to stress
- 43% of adults suffer adverse health effects because of stress
Stress is a bigger risk to the health of the population than cigarette smoking, high cholesterol foods and alcohol.
Moving is one of the top most stressful things you can do, moving state or country increases the stress up the ladder even more. If you are moving because of a divorce or family separation then the stress moves up the ladder even further.
One of my clients moved to Orlando from the UK with 2 children, the transition for him was fine because he was transferred by his employer. For the wife and children however things were quite different. They chose to follow their father and husband and therefore had to transition into new schools, new neighbors.
Another one of my clients moved and bought a business and his challenges were trying to find out how to promote his business, where was the best place to live for commuting. Where to Network, how to market, what marketing tools worked best for his product.
Whatever type of transition you are in there is help out there for you if you know where to find it.
Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know and therefore do not know what questions to ask or who to ask them of.
You may not have moved from another state or another country but your transition could be recently divorced, recently married, just had a child and trying to juggle work life balance.
You may have been promoted, demoted, bought a business or selling a business.
You could be approaching retirement. One of the biggest transitions is moving from the corporate world into the world of self employment, owning your own business including network marketing. In the corporate world there is money available, resources and expertise in each area. When you are on your own you have to be able to recognize your strengths and your challenges.
I have found that a large % of my clients are women approaching 50 or are in their early 50’s some of these women are facing major transitions in their life. Some of them feeling life is over and how are they going to cope in to-days world alone.
There are many times in our life we go through transition. As young adults and children sometimes choices we make may find us being detained or incarcerated, this is a transition that causes major stress, depression and suicide. By working with these individuals and facilitating those overcoming fears, anger, and abandonment enables them to transition back into society without the constant re-offending.
Grief over losing a loved one or pet can be a very challenging and lonely time for anyone.
There is always a stress factor, a learning experience or a challenge to overcome.
Your attitude to change is what will determine how much stress you are going through.