Recently, I had some nightmares about being left behind. Literally. I was left at a bus station and left out of a carpool. This made me wonder why I was feeling left behind. In my current career transition, I’ve had a couple of setbacks, so lately I’ve been feeling like I haven’t been making progress. This has been a point of anxiety for me that seems to manifest itself into these dreams. Minor setbacks are turning into a bigger anxiety about being left behind.
When in career transition, sometimes you’re going to have setbacks. Actually, when living, sometimes you’re going to have setbacks. When you’re feeling like this, it’s easy to perpetuate the feeling: do nothing, or worse, do something counterproductive. But setbacks don’t have to be a negative; in fact, this is the perfect time to analyze your situation. These tips and reminders can help you reassess.