Life Transitions and Emerging Adulthood
Transitions in life are unavoidable. Even the happiest of changes are often accompanied with growing pains. We all face stress during the development or loss of a relationship, starting a new job, making a career change, living with an illness, or grieving the death of a loved one.
“Emerging Adulthood” refers to the stage of development in which young adults attempt to become more independent and self-sufficient. This is a time filled with plenty of transitions, often with important decisions and movement to make, nearly all at once.
It is not unusual for people to cope with the anxiety, frustration, or the potential embarrassment of new or difficult situations with occasional procrastination. However, some end up avoiding or distracting themselves from challenges altogether. This can create significant and far-reaching effects that limit progress in education, employment, and relationships. Others may push through their discomfort, yet continue to struggle within themselves. Additionally, avoidance in discussing one’s experience can often lead to further immobilization, isolation, and feelings of discouragement and shame.
Innovation360 has supported numerous people as they navigate their way into adulthood and through other life transitions in general. Click here to learn more about our services.