Stress. How do you handle stress? How do you handle difficult things in your life? Like grief. How do you deal with the loss of things in your life? Do you deal with it on your own or do you reach out for help?
Do you focus on the good things in life to help during a stressful period in your life? I haven’t found a certain way on how to deal with stressful situations yet. I’m learning how to do that as we speak.
Life is a little difficult to navigate through right now. I’ve even stated to my doctor and my husband that I should seek counseling for this time in my life. My doctor agreed and sent a referral. I don’t want to sulk in self pitty because that’s not what I want to do. But I do know that seeking help would be beneficial during this process.
Seeking counseling is stressful in itself because you have to talk to someone who you have no idea who they are. It’s stressful. You are trusting in a stranger to do what is best for you and your mental health.
My recovery time is 3 weeks away from being done. But that doesn’t mean that my emotions will be recovered by then. This is going to take sometime. Until then I have to focus on how to heal my mind about this new adjustment. So in order to do that I have to dig down deep. Find out what’s bothering me so badly about this situation. For me it’s about being honest about the small and big things. Because in reality it’s all big things to me.
Honestly, I’m tired of not being able to do the small things in life. Such as cuddles with my husband. I miss not being able to help around the house like I normally do. I miss playing ball with my dog. I know this is temporary but it still blows right now.
I know that hopefully this grieving process will be done soon. This is a different type of loss. I’m still trying to navigate through that. Navigating through this whole process is difficult on its own.
This is why I want to focus on the good things in my life. This year I’m trying to find what works best for me during stressful times. So I’m going to try different approaches on how to deal with stress. I think that maybe focusing on inner happiness will be more helpful to me. Writing down things I’m thankful for during stressful times would be a good thing to do as well.
We all have to remember that we have been handed these battles in our lives because we are strong enough to handle it. But sometimes you have to adapt to the new challenges in life. So during your process of adapting, I hope you can focus on the good things in life.