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Getting Life’s Wheels Spinning After a Disaster.

August 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Health, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comAt some point down the line, your life will be hit with some sort of disaster. The scale of it really depends on how much it causes your life to change which in some ways is out of your control but in others you may have more power than you realised. Getting back on track is something that you will want to achieve as quickly as possible, and here are a few of the best ways in which you can achieve this feat.

Acknowledge the Crisis

One of the most common responses that people naturally have to any sort of crisis is to carry on as if everything is normal. Though this may seem like the best thing to do, you first have to accept how this event has impacted your life and what it may change. Many people find it useful to schedule their time so they give themselves chance to reflect on what has happened rather than letting it seep into other areas of their life like work and family time.

Take Practical Steps

A major issue that people have when they experience a crisis is that everything gets on top of them all at once. It is worth taking a step back to consider whether there are any practical steps that you can take to ease the burden on your mind. This may involve getting professional support, whether this is speaking to an accountant due to financial pressure or the Sloan Firm if a road accident has affected you. Making a list and ticking off the items one by one can really help to give you peace of mind.

Accept What Can’t be Changed

We have just talked about the practical steps that you can take, but there are also a number of things that you cannot change. Sometimes, people find that this is the most difficult aspect of a crisis to deal with. Powerlessness is not something that you are probably comfortable with to start off with, but once you accept the division between what can and can’t be changed, you will put yourself in a much stronger position to deal with the overall crisis.

Practice Coping Techniques

There is all manner of coping techniques out there that people find useful to them. Yoga and meditation are two of the most common as they help to give you a sense of mindfulness. Many people also find it useful to channel their energy into exercise as this gives something positive to focus on and can completely take your mind off things. Another coping method is to write feelings down in a journal as you can get a much clearer picture once things are clearly in front of you. Ultimately, it is all about finding out what works best for you and building it into your daily routine.

These four methods have been found to be effective and they are all worth using whenever a disaster strikes your life.

Staff Writer; Lamar Hall

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