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Entering and Exiting

Updated: Jan 27, 2023

Goodbye October and Hello November!

How often do you acknowledge all the transitions you make? Daily, we shift from one thing to another, one room to another, one relationship to another. Over time we keep moving – into a new month, a new year, and a new phase of career and life. November here in the Northeast U.S. means a shift from the stunning leaf colors you see here, to sculptural bare branches.

November brings a “fall back’ for our clocks and different circadian rhythms, and after Halloween – yep, you’ve already seen in the stores and in your mailbox – it ushers in the winter holidays. All of them. The Fall into Winter season can be joyous, frustrating, hectic, lonely, overwhelming, and more. Add your own experiences here... How to support your well-being and progress toward your goals from now until January 2nd, 2023? Here are 7 ideas: 🔸 Acknowledge the transitions you are making – small and large – with a pause and a breath (or 10) to re-center. Are you entering something? Exiting or leaving something behind? 🔸 Don't wait. Reflect now on how specific transitions have affected you in the past and get creative and proactive about strategies. For example, if you know that losing that hour can mess with your sleep cycle for weeks, create a stronger bedtime and wake-up ritual now. 🔸 Practice saying ‘no’ to that one more thing that you know will put you near or over the edge. 🔸 Take another look at what gives you energy that doesn't depend on the weather. Act on what you find. 🔸 Get crystal clear about what you must make room/time for with your success (whatever that means to you) at the center of your decisions. 🔸 Keep an ‘on hiatus’ file for what will be dormant for now, setting a future date for when you will consult this file to plan as the new year approaches. 🔸 Permit yourself to look forward to the thing(s) that give you energy. Anticipation is a beautiful thing!

Want to chat about coaching seasonal, work, and life transitions? Just reach out for a “get to know you” session.

Judy Garfinkel helps you clarify "what's next." Her expertise in building confidence and resilience supports personal growth and the ability to navigate career and work transitions – especially now! She crafts bespoke resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and bios that open doors for her clients and land jobs. Judy is Immediate Past President of the International Coaching Federation - Connecticut Chapter, where she led 250+ member coaches. You can reach her at

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