Traumatic events can have a severe impact on your body, whether that’s physically or mentally. And recovering from a traumatic event in your life can take a lot of time, and not all of it is going to be plain sailing. Here are some tips to help you through a traumatic event.
Figure Out What Happened
Not everyone will remember initially what was traumatic in their life. It might be because they were too young to remember, or it felt more like a dream than something that happened in real life. Sometimes the trauma is so bad that your body just tries to forget it to help protect the mind and body. However, there might be certain things in your life that trigger those memories or that feeling that sparks that traumatic event back to your brain. Figuring out what happened is the first step to recovery, and this can be something that won’t be easy to do because it might mean opening yourself up to more. Admitting that something happened can be difficult enough and so try to know what happened before going any further with the process.
Give Yourself Time
You need time to recover from trauma, and it’s usually not something that you just recover from and be able to get back up and on your feet. Sometimes it takes a bit of self-awareness and a length of time to be able to feel better. Time is a great healer, and that might mean some time off work and a change to your lifestyle for a while just until you’ve managed to process what’s happened and to go through everything needed to get you back to your true self. It’s something that takes time, and you need to be patient with that.
Get Professional Help
Professional help can be a life-saver when experiencing trauma because, for a lot of people, they won’t be able to identify with what you’ve been through. With a trauma therapy program, there can be a professional hand given to what you’ve experienced, and that can help give you the tools you need in order to process it properly. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help, even if it’s to initially speak to a friend or family member. That might be the support you need to take that next step and to get the help required.
Try To Find A Routine
Setting yourself up with a routine is definitely something that can help you get to your idea of normality. It might not be the routine you once had, but the simple things in life can help keep you grounded. Figure out what makes you comfortable and happy and start off there. Take your time and don’t rush the healing and recovery process because it can end up spiralling you back else.
A traumatic event is something many of us will experience in different forms, but recovering from it ends up making you stronger. Try to work through this process with the right support and take your time.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.