Finding small moments of recovery can catalyze our healing process. Healing may take a lot of time, but we can do something about it.
Celebrate the small wins!
A lot of us find it difficult to acknowledge the small wins and success in our lives. We seldom think that we don’t need to celebrate these things for they are in fact just small. But these micro-successes are what’s going to change our lives by adding bits and bits of joy into our hearts from time to time. While waiting for the big thing to happen, make some joyful stops along the way.
Believe in the power of “Thank You”
Thank you, families and friends! Thank you, self!
A little bit of gratitude goes a long way. Be grateful, feel grateful. Say thank you in paper, or out loud!
Feel it now!
If you want to cry, then cry.
If you’re in pain, then feel the pain.
If you’re happy, then rejoice!
And if you’re angry, it’s okay. You are allowed to feel upset. However, you are not allowed to make rash decisions and do something that could impact your safety and quality of life in the years to come.
To process your emotions real-time will help you avoid emotional issues in the future. Besides, there’s a saying that goes,
Emotions, once felt, tend to dissolve on their own.
Sleep when you’re tired. Eat when you’re hungry.
And this is something I don’t need to elaborate.
Interrogate a negative thought.
Entertain negative thoughts by questioning them.
Is it true? Is it worth your time? Is it something that you need to really act upon? Can you not just let it go?
If feeling good is something that’s too far to reach at the moment, then make it a goal to just feel neutral.
Remember that you’re human.
And remember the most common things we know about life.
“All of this will pass”, “Nothing is guaranteed”, “You are not stuck forever”, and “Life moves quickly”.
Acknowledge the very fact that life does not stop and it’ll end someday. So, try to savor it as much as possible.