The human mind is an amazing creation; it is capable of all kinds of ideas, thoughts and emotions. However, the mind can also be a monster when it threatens to take control of the body. A traumatic experience robs a person of their mental peace and consciousness; this disorder is called post-traumatic stress syndrome or PTSD. The effects of such an incident are so severe that they affect the person’s entire life. There are five secrets that one must know in order to live a normal life after a traumatic experience.
- A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE CAN BE USED AS A SPRINGBOARD TO A NEW LIFE.
The aftermath of a trauma can be overwhelming— you may feel like you have lost control of your life. However, you can regain some control when you look closely at your new opportunities. A traumatic experience can be used as a springboard to help you start a new career or learn a new hobby. You will have to put some effort into your new journey, but this effort will ultimately be worth it.
You may think that your whole life has been ruined after being traumatized, but this is not always true. A traumatic experience can be used as a springboard to a new career. This is because the shock from the trauma woke up your interest in something new and exciting. You no longer want to wallow in self-pity— instead, you want to seek out something that will bring you inner and outer joy once more. It may take some time and effort to find something you enjoy again, but with the right attitude anything is possible.
Although this may be difficult at first, your attitude towards them will determine how much you succeed. Staying positive during these times will make it easier to return to a better life.
- ATTEMPT NEW THINGS:
There is an excitement that comes from trying new things. It can literarily bring back the sparks in your eyes. But you need to open up and embrace the new. A new adventure will surely help. Form new alliances, go hiking, tick-off things on your bucket list, etc
- MAKE SELFCARE A PRIORITY:
In the days after a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel hopeless, unexcited, fearful, not interested in new thing, etc. which may make you put everything self care into the bins. You must remember that the experience is not the end of life. In fact, enjoying some self care can make you come alive again. So do well to visit the gym, eat some nice meals, give yourself a treat, etc.
- SEEK SUPPORT: Lean on the support and love of your loved ones. Family, friends and your therapist see you way beyond whatever may have happened. You can choose to get back up!
- BE HOPEFUL AND PATIENT:
Having a good live after trauma is possible, but you have to be a firm believer in that possibility. Also note that whilst it is possible to turn out well, it takes time and energy. Be patient. Take your time and watch things unfold in your favour.