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Career Corner: Career Transition Survival Tip #3

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.

3. Exercise your body while you expand your mind.

So many of us spend the majority of our days sitting in front of a computer, both at our jobs and at home. It's no wonder that insomnia and being overweight has become a problem for millions of Americans. As always, but especially at a time of career change when stress levels are higher, regular exercise is vital to your well-being. Make it a priority to engage in some kind of aerobic exercise at least 3 times a week and use hand weights to tone muscles and keep blood flowing. Pilates, Tae-Bo and yoga are all excellent ways to reduce tension, properly align the body and keep energy flow on an even keel.

No matter which type of exercise you choose, you can use this time to "work on" the more pressing issues in your career and the changes you are making. Think about it, how many times have you sat in front of the television, not hearing or seeing a thing because you're consumed with what's happening in your life? Taking time out to reduce your stress level by exercising… while focusing on your goals, stumbling blocks or major decisions, will ease your body and mind and help you feel good both mentally and physically. Some of my best ideas have come to me when I’m out exercising and thinking out of the box.

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