Change is inevitable, but can be overwhelming when it comes all at once. In the last year I’ve gone through some of the top most stressful things that can happen to a person several times over including moving, change of career and broken relationships. Here are some of the tips and tricks I use to get me through. Feel free to pick and choose the ones that work for you.

1. Making the decision to take a step forward was the toughest part.
a. You’ve made it through the worst. Whatever comes next is significantly easier, even though most of the time it doesn’t feel like it!

2. In Tarot the card representing great change is Death.
a. Grieve the passing of your old life and move on.
b. Express yourself creatively to foster a new life.

3. Know in your heart you made the right choices for you at that time
a. Constantly remind yourself

4. Develop a support system
a. Share your hobbies
b. Take a class in something that you’ve always wanted to do
c. Join groups or clubs
d. Social media sites such as and can help you meet people
e. Put a call into a friend or a family member (Skype is free an available on your iphone)

5. Ground yourself in your community
a. Go to farmer’s markets, local events and attractions
b. Seek out the areas of independent boutiques and restaurants. They give you a flavor for the city.
c. Explore your neighborhood on foot or by bike. The change in perspective can inspire.
d. Visit the local parks

6. Seek help
a. You’ve been through a lot and if you feel like you can’t make through find someone who can address your concerns or add perspective. You’re not alone. A priest or a friend might be all you need
b. Energetic healing modalities, such as Body Talk, can pinpoint specific concerns your body is dealing with on a subconscious level. Releasing some of this energy and balancing the body keeps it healthy.
c. Traditional doctors will more than likely refer you to a counselor or write up a prescription. Depending on how you feel, this might be the route you take.

7. Get some exercise!
a. Exercise is a great way to release tension and emotions
b. Know your limits! It’s easy to hurt yourself if you’re not careful.
c. You’ll feel and look great

8. Treat yourself
a. Get a great haircut, massage, manicure or pedicure whatever makes you feel special
b. Go out to dinner at a local restaurant

9. Nurture yourself and make time for yourself
a. Go for a long walk or take a hot bath
b. Meditate. If you’re a novice take a class. Many cities offer them for free or with a small donation
c. Yoga ~ Learn the art of the observer while releasing emotions
d. Read uplifting spiritual literature

10. Use your experiences to make a difference.
a. Getting a handle on emotions can be significantly easier if you focus on helping others.
b. Everyone has something to contribute to the conversation so post on a blog either your own or one with topics near and dear to your heart
c. Volunteer with an organization that reflects your beliefs
d. Give a seminar or class either online or in person.

Author's Bio: 

Sima Chowdhury is a Certified Body Talk Practitioner in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. To find out more information she can be reached at