Transitions as a Nature’s Sessions

Aim

Reflection about an individual’s past life experiences. Reflecting past life transitions and essential (difficult) moments and learning how they influence personal development.

Description

TARGET GROUP

Teenagers and young adults

TIME NEEDED

90 minutes

EXPLANATION

If an individual takes some time and investigates nature, they can see a complex yet beautiful world circulating through the various stages of passage. It is quickly noticeable that there is nothing dormant, that nothing remains in its current state for long.

Change is a natural part of life and an essential part of human development, and it is inevitable. To successfully experience and survive the transition, individuals must listen to themself and their inner senses.

In times of change, it is good to understand that person’s current circumstances in life are just temporary and that these are periods when they must use all of their strengths and abilities not to get caught up in the struggles with the circumstances. Being aware of the rhythms and cycles of life enables human beings to face changes. It gives them direction to return to the right path towards their goals, despite encountering difficulties and obstacles.

The seasons of life are also constantly changing as a result of Our daily choices and choices. To keep things going, people should remain the same. However, individuals cannot remain unchanged if they constantly make new choices and decisions about the circumstances in which they find themselves.

Features of individual seasons

The characteristics of the respective seasons that relate to persons’ inner well-being, interpersonal contacts and contacts with the outside world are by no means necessarily aligned with the seasons that occur in nature at the exact time. Life cycles are also unnecessary to go from summer to autumn, winter and spring, and finally again to spring. The transition can happen in any other way, depending on the choices and decisions we make in our daily lives.

Summertime

When people experience their lives as summer, it is a time of rewards, celebrations, and feelings for them. It represents moments of life when they reach their goals and enjoy life to the fullest.

People often do the following things during the summer:

  • network with other people,
  • travel,
  • enjoy life to the fullest,
  • actively achieve goals,
  • allow themselves to take risks
  • act proactively,
  • step out of their comfort zone,
  • think creatively, proactively and optimistically.

Individuals should also be aware that summer usually does not happen by itself. Often, certain factors move a person into this phase of life in a natural rhythm. These factors often include:

  • good plans and preparations,
  • solid choices and decisions,
  • extended self-reflection,
  • seizing the right opportunities.

Autumn time

Autumn is a time of survival, perseverance, of solving problems. It represents a time in life when individuals struggle to maintain the momentum needed to reach their goals when things start to collapse and begin to feel like they have very little or almost no control over the circumstances.

  • In the fall, people often do the following:
  • avoid responsibility,
  • close into their comfort zone,
  • hesitate and hesitate,
  • think unrealistic, ineffective and pessimistic.

Because of this, people are very likely to experience anger, anxiety, frustration, stress, disappointment and overwhelm at this time.

Also, Autumn does not happen by itself. The following factors often influence the natural rhythm of life:

  • ineffective decision-making,
  • inability to seize opportunities,
  • ignorance,
  • mistakes that come from limited behaviours or ineffective thinking.

Wintertime

Winter is a time for self-reflection, planning, and – metaphorically speaking – winter sleep. Winter is the moment in people’s lives when they begin emotionally withdrawing from the outside world and circumstances. In the meantime, through self-reflection and internal reflection, they can rediscover their life purpose and consequently start to accept past mistakes.

In winter, it is a good idea to take the time to:

  • the search for inner peace and solitude,
  • closer connection with loved ones,
  • focus attention on thoughts and feelings,
  • critical, realistic and life-affirming thinking.

Individuals are accompanied by a mixture of pessimistic and optimistic feelings that foster a state of procrastination throughout the wintertime. These feelings are most often guilt, fear, grief, relief and hope.

Even winter does not occur accidentally. Its occurrence may be affected by the following:

  • lack of emotional intelligence,
  • violent reactions to losses and circumstances beyond the individual’s control,
  • ineffective choices, habits and thoughts.

Springtime

Spring is a time for learning, exploring new opportunities and thinking creatively. It represents the moments in our lives when we think strategically about our circumstances, when we begin to broaden our horizons (both emotionally and in our social interactions) and take the time to learn the skills needed to achieve our goals.

In spring, the easiest things to do are:

  • developing new skills habits, and getting in touch with others,
  • changing mental beliefs,
  • expanding knowledge,
  • setting goals,
  • thinking strategically and tactically.

During the spring, people often feel love, trust, joy, gratitude and understanding and are brought to the spring by increased self-confidence, self-esteem, and in-depth reflection that helps them clarify what they want most.

LIST OF MATERIALS

  • Papers/notebooks
  • markers.

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languageLanguage
EN
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