Getting back on track after difficulties

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Back on track

Any type of difficult period in your life could be the source of financial worries or mental health problems. From an accident at work to the current Covid 19 crisis, there is a lot to absorb and things can be difficult. Getting your motivation back is key if you feel you’ve lost your way. During the Covid-19 crisis, people have been falling victim to a number of online scams and problems. As well as this, some people are struggling to repay their mortgages or even experiencing certain types of negligence.

Make a positive step forward and prioritize

  1. Let’s say you have been involved with an accident, you will want to look at talking to a lawyer. You may have a time limit to sue, but it’s good to prioritize.
  2. Combat your anxiety and depression – these are common conditions when faced with a difficult place in life.

Anxiety and depression can manifest in different ways. Common signs of anxiety include panic, disturbing dreams, and negative thoughts. Overwhelming feelings of worthlessness and emptiness may be what you feel too.

There are feelings of panic, such as thinking, there isn’t a way out, “I’m doomed,” life will fall apart and when it does I won’t be able to cope, as well as, “how do I help myself through this?”

Feelings of total sadness may be consuming you, as well. Perhaps you find yourself crying uncontrollably, feeling lost, without direction, and overwhelmed with life and people. You don’t want this to lead to depression.

Start to get your life back on track!

Taking care of yourself physically after any type of hard period is going to take adjustment. During the Covid-19 crisis, you may have lost someone yourself, or have dealt with it in other ways, if you are a medical professional or if you work on the front line. The worries of your own health could take a toll.

We often tend to revert to our comfort zones because that’s what we know the best. This doesn’t mean that it will be particularly good for us, though. It helps to create a list of projects that you could, in an ideal world, assign to co-workers, friends and family, professionals, and even your children. Try to prioritize things again.

Separate your needs from your wants and focus on what is going to actually help you. Get out into the sun and fresh air as this is vital to your mental health. Sunlight can help regulate your sleep cycle. It will also boost your Vitamin D levels, and beyond that it’s great for fighting illness and good bone health. Fresh air is going to help you on your journey forward.

Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help too. It’s ok to feel bad about things.

Finally, learn from any mistakes if the accident was partially your fault. There is time to learn and grow during this period also.

Seek the advice and get things on track. You deserve to be mentally and physically healthy.

 

Feature photo credit: Pete Linforth from Pixabay