Been Through a Hard Time? Give Yourself Chance to Heal

January 20, 2020

Life is a wonderful thing, but there’s no denying it can be hard at times. We all have our ups and downs, and have to deal with things that make us uncomfortable, upset or angry. Sometimes issues can come out of the blue and hit us from nowhere, leaving us vulnerable and down, and wondering how we’re ever going to recover. It could be a death, divorce, a lost job, a broken friendship, an accident or illness- or any other problem that can massively impact our lives. If you’ve been through something like this recently and are looking to get out the other side, here are some things to consider. 

Look into counselling
Many people refuse or overlook counselling for whatever reason, but it’s an excellent tool and really can help you if you’ve been through a difficult time. Counsellors specialise in all kinds of areas, so regardless of how minor you think your issue is, they will be able to help you with it. It can help you to see things from a different perspective, and learn new and effective ways to think and cope with everything. 

Speak to friends and family
Speaking to friends and family can also be highly effective at making you feel better when you’ve been through a rough time. Just having that support system there can be incredibly reassuring, and your loved ones are likely to do all they can to listen to your worries as well as try to cheer you up. If you’re not keen on the idea of opening up to a counsellor then this could be a good option, but is something that all of us can do regardless when we’re feeling rubbish. 

Consider how you will heal physically
If you’ve been in an accident, been unwell or had some kind of injury then physically healing is an important step. For example, you might need to visit a restorative dentist if you’ve been in an accident or assaulted. If you’ve had an operation, you might need some physiotherapy afterwards. Alternative therapies like acupuncture, massage and reflexology can be fantastic for helping to manage pain and promote feeelings of wellbeing. Until you’re fully healed and feeling physically better after your ordeal, your mind might struggle keeping up. So make this a priority. 

Make a plan for moving forward

Finally, the final stage of healing is moving forward. It can feel daunting after you’ve been stuck for so long dealing with what has happened, but eventually you have to take that first step. This could be making a plan to get back into work if you’ve had time off. It could be planning when you will try for another baby after a pregnancy loss. It could be saving up to move to a new house to start fresh. Whatever it is, sitting down and working out what your next move is can make you feel positive and excited about the future again. 

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