Building Yourself Back Up After Trauma Takes Over
Life can be oh so wonderful, but it can also be terrifying, trying and incredibly traumatic. If you’ve been through the mill, it can be difficult to see how life could ever get any better, but time is usually a great healer. If you’re struggling to build yourself back up after a traumatic event or a period of sadness, depression or grief, hopefully, you’ll find some comfort and reassurance in this guide.
Learning to talk
Many of us struggle to process thoughts and feelings, and we find it even more difficult to open up and talk about them. When you’ve got thoughts whizzing around your head, and you feel like you can’t switch off or somehow get rid of them, it can be incredibly tough to cope, let alone move on. Talking is something many of us are anxious about doing, but it can often be very cathartic. When you get things off your chest, it can feel like the load is lightened. If you’ve been through a life-changing event or a difficult period, it’s often beneficial to talk to people who have expertise in dealing with specific scenarios so that you can get tailored advice and support. In some cases, you may want answers to questions, or you may feel like you can only move forward if justice prevails if you or somebody you have lost has been wronged. If this sounds familiar, talking to trained therapists and legal experts like those from Kelso Lawyers may prove beneficial. In other cases, you may need somebody to listen to you to help you deal with your emotions, and you might feel more comfortable talking to somebody you know, rather than a stranger. Speaking to close friends, a partner or family members can help you channel anger, frustration or sadness in a more constructive way and it can also help other people be more sensitive to how you’re feeling.
If you’ve suffered pain or loss, it can be very easy to dwell on the past and get stuck. The trouble is that life goes on whether you’re ready for days to pass by or not. The clock will still tick even if you’re not aware of the date or time. You should never rush into trying to move forward, but when you feel strong enough, it’s so beneficial to start trying to move away from the past and to focus on building a more positive future with the help of others. Take each day as it comes, but realize that everyone has a future and just because you’ve been through sadness or pain, this doesn’t mean that you will always feel like that. Don’t ever be afraid to ask for help and don’t panic if you don’t start to feel ‘normal’ again at a pace that suits other people. Only you can control how you feel, so be gentle with yourself and don’t put too much pressure on yourself to rebound quickly.
Have you suffered a traumatic life event or been through a difficult time, which has turned your life upside down? Life can be cruel and painful at times, but there are ways of moving forward and taking steps in the right direction. Seek advice, talk about how you feel and surround yourself with people who want the best for you. Take your time and be kind to yourself.