Are you grieving the loss of a family member? Going through a break-up? Had a major surgical operation?
If so, keep your head in a place where you can get things together.
Having to deal with an unfortunate set of cards might make you want to go down and stay miserable. But you should know better than that.
Here are a few tips to help you out.
Learn to Let Go
Firstly, be ready to accept your situation as is. Don’t look at it from a biased angle or pretend that it’s good if it’s not.
You need to process your new reality so you can start letting go of the old one.
Especially if you’ve built your life around someone or something that now is a loss, it’s not easy to let go. At this point, you may feel lost – as if you have no clue of your next move.
But you should stop focusing on that. Although it may feel as if you have no idea of your next move, you actually do if you start thinking objectively.
Instead of focusing on your losses, be practical and wise. Keep your head up and await what’s yet to come.
Carry on with Your Routine
Then do what is familiar and get used to them again. Don’t make excuses.
Used to get up at 5:00 AM sharp? Had brunch every Wednesday? Went for a run on weekends?
If so, do those and carry on.
And did you know that even if you’ve had chemo, you can still be in the driver’s seat of your car? So if the notion that “you’re not supposed to drive because you’ve had chemo” is getting in your way, don’t let it. Instead, drive to your destination — and drive safe!
Pursue a New Hobby
You should also learn something new. This way, you can easily stop dwelling on thoughts of the past.
One hobby that you could try is gardening.
It’s good to pursue this hobby because it’s like hitting two birds with one stone. Apart from keeping your mind busy, it also does wonderful things to your health.
Its roster of health benefits includes treating depression, anxiety, and insomnia. It also allows you to get a much-needed fix of vitamin D!
Experiencing unwanted situations can be challenging. But you need to pick yourself up and look ahead.
Remember, there’s no other way for you to move forward than to do just that. With the tips mentioned above, hopefully, you can expedite your recovery and get back on track in no time!