Updated: Aug 10
When you have experienced a loss of any kind, sometimes life gets really hard to the point you just want to stop and give up. Unfortunately, giving up is not an option, the world did not stop because you are going thru what you are going thru.
If you have people who depend on you they still need you, the bills still need to be paid and food has to be cooked. If there isn’t anyone available to help take the load off of you, here are three tips to help you keep moving forward when you want to stop.
Tip 1: Stop and Take a Deep Breath
Everything is happening so fast that it can become overwhelming and you may feel like you are losing control. When this happens, stop and a deep breath. Taking a deep breath in the mist of chaos will allow you settle your thoughts and calm down. Allow yourself 5 to 10 minutes in this state of rest to reset yourself.
Tip 2: Shift your focus
Instead of thinking about what you have just lost, refocus and think about something positive. Think about something that you a grateful for today. Even if it is as simple as I'm grateful that I woke up this morning. You can find gratitude in the simplest things. The more things you find gratitude in the easier will be to pull yourself out of those moments.
Tip 3: Take Action on things you can control
A lot of time we focus on things that are out of our control which creates anxiety and stress. Examine your situation and identify the things that you can do to change the situation. Whatever you can identify make a plan of action and do it. For those that are out of your control the only thing you can do is accept it. When you accept what has happened and that there is nothing you can do to change it, it gives you power over the situation instead of situation have power over you.
Latisa Be is a certified grief coach helping women to heal the wounds of the past so they can live a happier and healthier life. She teaches women who are ready to do something different to let go of emotional pain that has been holding them hostage for years. If you are ready to let go, schedule a free discovery session with Latisa.