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Thriving Through Change: Expert Tips for Navigating Life's Transitions

Dealing with a major change can be challenging, but there are steps you can take to navigate the transition more effectively. Here's a guide on what to do when facing a significant change in your life:


Acknowledge Your Feelings:

Recognize and accept your emotions. It's normal to feel a range of emotions such as fear, uncertainty, excitement, or even sadness. Allow yourself to experience and process these feelings.

Assess the Situation:

Understand the nature and scope of the change. Identify the reasons behind the change and the potential impact it may have on various aspects of your life.

Seek Support:

Reach out to friends, family, or colleagues for support. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with others can provide different perspectives and emotional support.

Create a Plan:

Develop a plan to navigate the change. Break it down into smaller, manageable steps. Having a clear strategy can make the process less overwhelming.

Set Realistic Expectations: 

Be realistic about what you can control and what you can't. Set achievable goals and understand that adaptation takes time.

Focus on What You Can Control:

Identify aspects of the change that you can influence or control. Concentrate your energy on these areas to regain a sense of agency.

Develop Resilience:

Cultivate resilience by viewing challenges as opportunities for growth. Learn from setbacks and consider them part of the journey toward a stronger, more adaptable self.

Learn and Acquire New Skills:

Embrace the opportunity to learn new skills that might be required for the change. This can boost your confidence and enhance your ability to navigate the transition.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle:

Prioritize your physical and mental well-being. Ensure you are getting enough sleep, maintaining a balanced diet, and incorporating activities that bring you joy and relaxation.

Seek Professional Guidance:

If the change is particularly complex or challenging, consider seeking guidance from professionals, such as counselors, therapists, or career coaches.

Stay Positive and Open-Minded:

Maintain a positive outlook and be open to the possibilities that the change may bring. A positive mindset can contribute to a smoother transition.

Celebrate Small Wins:

Acknowledge and celebrate small achievements along the way. Recognizing progress, no matter how small, can boost your motivation and morale.

Establish a Support System:

Surround yourself with a supportive network. Having people who understand and encourage you can make a significant difference during times of change.

Take Breaks and Practice Self-Care:

Give yourself time to recharge. Taking breaks and practicing self-care can help you manage stress and maintain a healthy perspective.

Reflect and Learn: 

Periodically reflect on your experiences and what you've learned from the change. This reflection can help you continually adapt and grow.

Remember, dealing with major change is a process that takes time. Be patient with yourself, stay adaptable, and focus on the positive aspects of the journey.

About Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

In 2008, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino closed the door to her office to think about her life.

When she opened it, she walked out, leaving behind an almost two-decade career in the financial services industry in order to open the doors for the Best Ever You Network. Today, Best Ever You is a multimedia brand and platform with millions of fans and followers around the world.  Elizabeth is a tireless champion of others and believes in the need for the individual light within to raise the collaborative power of us and we. Today, Elizabeth is a writer, master coach, and speaker focused on change, success, gratitude and helping people be their best. She is the author of the bestselling and five-time award-winning book, The Change Guidebook: How to Align Your Heart, Truths, and Energy to Find Success in All Areas of Your Life and The Success Guidebook - How to Visualize, Actualize, and Amplify You.

Elizabeth is also a frequent speaker, and her work has been featured in places like Good Housekeeping, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Thrive, Medium, and more. Her popular “Elizabeth’s Best” e-mail newsletter is sent out each week to thousands of subscribers. Elizabeth and her husband Peter have been married for more than twenty-five years and have four adult sons, three rescued cats, and two dogs. They can often be found in their gardens, in the pool, raking leaves, or, depending on the season, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  You can learn more and sign up for the e-newsletter at and by visiting

The Change Guidebook


Silver Award, 2023 Nautilus Book Awards, Personal Growth & Self-Help (large press)Category

2023 Book Excellence Award, Inspirational Category

Silver Award, 2022 The Global Book Awards

Winner of the 2022 International Book Award for Non-Fiction/Inspirational Category

Many of us know we need a change, an overhaul of the way we “do” life. We feel the need to move forward but we aren’t sure where to place our feet to take those first steps. There are countless manuals for bettering our lives, but we crave something that will truly help us to change for the better once and for all.

The Change Guidebook ends the search for self-help that works, serving as a life-long companion guide and resource to complement your life. It offers ten points for making a change or adapting to unforeseen circumstances and allows you to become a change master by using the provided solutions to change, grow, and become your bravest and boldest self. These points are a process that you can engage in and turn to in times of need, crisis, or to alter your life's course.

Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, the founder of The Best Ever You Network, has created a framework for crafting a new way to move through the world and inhabit our lives. By using the tools provided within this book, you will experience the joy of living life as someone firmly grounded in values, anchored by a consistent moment-to-moment practice of gratitude.

These principles have been widely used to achieve goals from changing careers to weight loss, becoming a college athlete, and more, and have been proven to change many lives. The Change Guidebook is for anyone who is seeking change and wants to align to their highest purpose. Learn how to unlock the light within. Change is possible and the power is in your hands.

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This reminds us that change is not a sprint. It's more of a marathon. We are going to grow and learn through our wins and failures. We have to start by doing and learning, asking questions, starting over, learning what works and/or doesn't.

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