I am newly graduated from college (this past May) and currently dealing with a change of life adjustments. This has been extremely challenging mentally for myself and I am sure many of you could relate to this. As my final chapter came to an end, I was excited for what was coming next in life.
Moving back to my hometown has been extremely challenging as I had to leave people I lived with everyday for the past 4 years. I was lucky enough to build very strong friendships with people I had met there, so moving back here feels lonely and quiet at times. It is not by any means the same as it used to be when I was surrounded by people I loved and could relate to almost all the time. Being at home has been challenging to distract myself with other things that may not be as fun, useful, or social as they used to be so that has definitely been a huge adjustment for myself.
With this huge change of life happening to me right now, I try to tell myself to stay positive and keep working towards things that will make me happy and successful in the long run. I know this is much easier said than done and I can even agree with that as well. Things that have helped me to stay busy and distracted lately are working out daily (I have been shooting for 4-5x per week). This is definitely a commitment and has very much helped me with staying busy even with a full-time job as well. I also find meditating before bed to be very calming—taking 10 long deep breaths and trying to close my eyes and clear my mind has helped me to get better sleep. Good sleep hygiene is something that I have struggled with over the past months and I think that this technique has really worked!
Let me know if you have any other suggestions or can relate in any way 🙂
Have you had to deal with any changes in roles in life that challenged your adjustment to life? What helped, or didn’t help, you adjust during these times? Comment below!