Everyone Deserves A Second Chance: The Best Ways To Heal After Life Falls Apart
Apr 11, 2018 by apost team
Life is full of crazy unexpected turns, and sometimes you get an extremely bad hand. You could lose your job, your home, your friends, a family member, a pet, or suffer from a serious illness. Sometimes you have to handle more than one of these at once! Life may feel impossible and you want to lose hope, but remember that life also has a funny way of restoring balance.
Things will get better, and you can take things into your own hands to help restore some normalcy and happiness.
What You Should Learn
Your outlook on life can influence your happiness significantly. Try to view any hardship as an opportunity to learn. If bad fortune falls upon you, here are 5 things you should learn and remember for the future:
1. You've helped your loved ones through their difficult times. Never be too proud to ask them to return the favor. You may feel like the world is against you, but if you don't ask for help, some people may not even know you're struggling!
2. If you have to make huge changes in your life due to financial loss, try to think of it as freeing and not scary. Sure, feeling nervous is normal and expected, but try to see the positives. You can have a clean slate and rebuild your foundations in life much stronger this time around.
3. Find your tribe. While no one is a mind reader, our closest connections should be able to sense if something has been off about you for some time. They will never hesitate to gently help you even if you are too embarrassed to ask.
4. Fake it til you make it really is a powerful phrase in times of hardship. Fake your confidence, learn to smile through the pain and try to maintain a normal routine. If you act with confidence, no matter how faulty, over time you really will change so that you won't need to fake it anymore.
5. Don't be so wasteful. America is notorious for toxic consumerism and it can be a tough habit to break. Make a budget for yourself and learn where you can save money. Make your own coffee, clip coupons, and shop second-hand if you must.
How You Can Do It
1. Start and end each day with mindful meditation. Force yourself to list things that you are grateful for to fight depression.
2. When life overwhelms you most, take a few minutes to get outside for some fresh air and sunlight.
3. Inspire yourself. Read empowering quotes, listen to uplifting music, and watch movies with a happy ending.
4. Prepare for the worst but hope for the best. If the positive methods aren't working, then let yourself go to the darkest scenarios and form a game plan for them. Chances are, the worst case scenario won't happen and you will feel more grateful.
Struggles often lead to life-changing epiphanies, you just have to be patient and kind to yourself. Is someone you know going through something tough?
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