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Career Corner: Career Transition Survival Tip #1

Sometimes we're so busy taking care of business that we forget to take care of ourselves. Yet, if you're amidst a major career change, there is nothing more important than listening to your Inner Voice and tending to all the little things your body, mind and soul is asking for and needs. Here are some great ways to nourish your whole self and stay balanced while successfully navigating through your career change.

1. Keep a career journal.

Career coaches like myself frequently recommend journaling as a way to manage your career transition while keeping a healthy perspective. Devote at least one night per week to writing down your thoughts about your transition, recording milestones in the process, and letting go of emotions by putting pen to paper. Write whenever you feel inspired – even if it's every night. Your journaling tool could be a plain notebook, diary, scrapbook of writing entries and mementos, or even an online blog where you invite others in a similar situation to ponder your musings and offer their opinions or share stories.

Every so often, go back and read your previous journal entries to remind yourself of where you're going and where you've been, in terms of the career you envision for yourself. You will most likely be pleasantly surprised at the progress you've made!

Here's to having a career you love,
Hallie Crawford
Career Coach for Singles