I remember the first time I heard someone use the phrase new seasons of life. And I really loved how it sounded. Whenever I go through new changes or circumstances in life, I often now refer to them as new seasons of life. And recently I went through one myself. Often they are hard to navigate, and hard to come to terms with. But ultimately they are important and needed to help us to grow as people.
Seeing life in seasons helps us to acknowledge that changes come, but they bring a newness with them. Often there are such connotations with change and new things. When in reality new doesn’t always mean bad. When someone says “you’ve changed” it’s often seen as a negative. And yes, sometimes it can be. But as humans we all change and adapt with our circumstances. And honestly I wouldn’t want to remain the same as I grow older. I want to learn and grow with my new seasons of life.
Alot of the time with my blog posts I tend to write as I am going through things in life. You the reader won’t ever realise it, but if you scroll through my posts they are almost diary entries. And most of the time its real life stuff I’m going through, and this post isn’t any different.
I’ve gone through two major life changes, with the passing of my dog and moving home for the first time. Both of these things happened within the same week too. So, It’s been alot to deal with as you can imagine. And thats exactly why I wanted to make this post. Because if you are going through a new season of life, I know exactly how you feel and I’m right there with you.
Here are some things I have been doing to help me adjust to my own new seasons of life.
TAKE EACH DAY AS THEY COME
I know it’s such a cliche thing to say, but taking each day as they come has really helped me get through this new phase. As people we often look at things as the bigger picture and we forget to focus on the here and now. Learning to be present in the now has helped so much in knowing what I have control over. I know I have control over my current circumstance. I know I am in control of my own happiness in that moment.
Not everyday will be the same. So focusing on the now will help you to be grateful and find joy in the present.
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KNOW IT WON’T BE EASY
With new seasons of life come new challenges, some you won’t have ever faced before. Maybe it will be new struggles, new friendships or relationships or maybe new circumstances and situations you haven’t ever had to deal with. It won’t be easy going through something new, and it never is. But it’s about what you learn from it. It won’t be easy but it will be such a great learning experience for you to go through it.
Through my own circumstances I have already learnt so much about myself. Things I never even knew. I have learnt about how I am able to adjust to new situations quickly, which I never thought I ever could. I always liked things being the same and in my routine. And now my whole life routine has completely changed and I feel fine about it.
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FIND THE JOY IN NEW SEASONS OF LIFE
There is always joy to be found in life, even in the hardest of circumstances. Going into a new season of life doesn’t always mean it’s a bad season. It can be wonderful and full of joy too. The joys might be harder to spot for some, but they are there if you look hard enough. I have found many new joys in my own new season and I am so grateful for those small reminders. Its like God reminding you that you’re not he right path, and it brings me so much comfort.
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Have you gone through any new seasons of life recently? How did it feel? What are you doing to get you through it?
New seasons of life can be exciting and scary at the same time, but it’s what you make of it that counts.