8 Ways to Heal Yourself After Being Hurt
Life may take some amazing turns, isn’t that right? Life has never turned out precisely like I anticipated it to, according to a group of women I was drinking coffee with. We frequently aren’t prepared for the curveballs that are hurled at us left and right, including unfathomable wounds and disappointments. Finding recovery from scars can be a long, lonely road, whether it be due to a difficult divorce, the death of a loved one, abuse, addiction, going through a bad health report, betrayal, or a number of other things.
The methods listed below are ones that The Life of a Single Mom has found to be effective in helping single moms (and moms in general) heal from their wounds.
- Enjoy a great book. It’s a straightforward job. But we no longer make the time to read books; it’s a disappearing craft. Avoid watching television and using social media too much. Instead, immerse yourself in a good book during your downtime. It’s calming, unwinding, and a means to make your life better. Life can be changed by the act of holding a book and enjoying some alone time.
- Disconnect from your phone for one hour every day. Yes, I really do mean totally off. Shut off everything. We must be able to appreciate the calm, peaceful, and quiet. We have developed a culture that is overly rapid, overly busy, and impatient. Unfortunately, a cell phone’s modern conveniences, such as text messages, emails, missed calls, and other distractions can make you feel even more overwhelmed and prevent you from concentrating on your own needs.
- Create a personal journal, blog, or video blog. Even with just oneself, sharing your unique path can be quite healing. It also gives you the wonderful opportunity to look back on your life over the course of several weeks, months, or even years. It enables you to develop a sense of gratitude for what you have, where you’ve gone, and what you’ve discovered.
- Consult a counsellor. We could all use a professional now and again. This can be carried out by a qualified counsellor, a life coach, or an experienced lay counsellor in your neighbourhood church or community centre. Sometimes all it takes to start your path to healing is simply talking about the journey and asking for advice.
- Meet up with a friend once a week for an hour. Just meet up for coffee and some female time. You don’t need to think about your issues, your answers, or even your past. Just relax and have some female time. Pay attention to how they are doing, their aspirations, etc. You get a little window of time to avoid thinking about your own issues. We are all better off working together, too.
- Regularly leave your home. Again, it may sound like a straightforward concept, but when we are experiencing trauma or facing a challenge, we often want to withdraw and isolate. Don’t let yourself indulge in this! Moms, especially new moms, we need to leave the house. Join a group of people. Look into the options for playdates in your neighbourhood. Do anything that requires you to get dressed, get out of bed, and interact with adults.
- Compose an affirmation every day. Find one aspect of yourself each day that you like, feel proud of, etc. Read your affirmations again when you are feeling down.
- Help another person. Volunteering is an opportunity to see other people’s difficulties, but who are you serving? It might be a sister, friend, or complete stranger. Serve a person. Even at a young age, you should model this behaviour for your kids. Giving to others is a wonderful approach to improving our neighbourhood and our personal sense of well-being.