When it hits the fan…
- Nov 6th 2014
Sometimes awful things happen that throw a wrench into your plans and life, what do you do then? Sadly, there are no guarantees and when things go terribly wrong you need to take really good care of yourself.
Here’s some things you can do to help you get back on your feet:
- Ask for help. Many consider it a weakness to ask for help, I think it’s a strength. Need a hand? Call a friend.
- Make sure to get enough sleep. Even if you’re having trouble sleeping, make sure to rest as much as you possibly can.
- Cry. Crying releases all sorts of stress and anguish, let it all out.
- Make sure to eat well. When stress hits hard it’s easy to get sick, put down the Cheetos and grab some healthy foods instead, you’ll feel better.
- Eat your greens! Greens balance us out and ground us, plus the calcium and magnesium will help to keep your nervous system calm.
- Are you drinking enough? I’m talking water. Make sure to drink even more as crying and stress will dehydrate you faster than you know.
- Lean on your family and friends, that’s what they’re there for. If they truly care, they’ll be there for you.
- If you’re really traumatized, you may want to speak to a professional therapist to help figure out what is going on, therapy doesn’t mean you’re crazy and it can really help, ask around for a referral. You can also look for a therapist that does somatic work, it works on the mind/body connection and is especially good in times of trauma.
- Keep off the booze, it’s a depressant and isn’t going to make you feel any better.
- Be kind to yourself.
- Know in your heart that this too, shall pass and keep looking forward.
It’s going to be OK, just be good to yourself and get help if needed.
It’s super important to take good care of yourself when bad things happen, letting it all out will help you to feel better.