Life is not always smooth; sometimes, things fall apart, leaving you shattered and disturbed. This can happen in any aspect of life- from relationships, careers, finances, health, and more. The world can seem dark, and finding the strength to move forward can be tough.
But the good news is that there is always a way to put your life back together, and it is easier than you might think. Here are ten ways to help you get your life back on track when things fall apart.
Analyze the Situation
This may sound like a no-brainer, but so many don’t do this. Dig deep and figure out just how bad things really are.
- Can you recover from this in a month, six months, or a year?
- How long will it take to resolve this catastrophic issue that is ruining your life?
- Do you know of others who have been through the same and survived (which brings us to #2)?
Reach Out to Others
We hate asking for help. Swallow your pride. There is someone out there who has been through what you are going through and made it. Maybe one of your closest friends or family members or maybe an influencer online!
Believe it or not, these people are more than happy to help.
Take Time to Grieve
Please. Take a week or two (I took a whole month) and cry your eyes out, curl up in a corner, and sob hysterically. Punch pillows, scream at the air, become a hermit, you do your grieving however feels right and therapeutic for you.
But don’t stay in that dark place. Take some time, not forever.
Write Out Your Feelings
Take some time to journal. Actually, you should aim to journal daily. Write out all the things you still have that you are grateful for, and yes, that will seem hard to do, but try anyway. Sometimes, when we write things out and then read them back later, we can see it’s not as bad as we thought.
Besides, writing is so therapeutic!
Be Kind to Yourself
Don’t beat yourself up. Whatever happened, no matter how horrible it is, and yes, maybe it was your fault, this is how we learn. We grow and learn from our mistakes. They will make you stronger. Do something nice for yourself, no matter how little it is.
Be kind to yourself.
Pull All Your Resources Together
Whether that be people, knowledge, or skills, pull all your resources together to see if you can devise a plan or solution for this issue you are dealing with right now.
Find someone who can help you, or maybe it’s time to learn something new to get yourself out of this mess.
Get Out and Walk More
Yes, you must get outside in the fresh air, clear your mind and head, and walk. It’s easy to fall into a depression when your life falls apart, but you have to make sure you avoid that. Exercising and getting out and walking is a great way to do that.
You still need to take care of your physical health, which will help your mental health.
There is no better way to heal and forget your troubles than to go help others. Volunteering is an amazing way to grow and remove all your troubles and sorrows. It’s also a great way to meet new people. You never know who you will meet that can completely change your world.
I volunteered at the homeless shelter in my town, and it was the best thing I ever did in my entire life.
Make a Plan
You need to start figuring out how to dig your way out of this mess. Yes, maybe your life is falling apart, but it doesn’t have to fall to the ground never to be revived again. It’s up to you to bring it back to ‘life,’ if you will. Write out what all your troubles are, and day by day, take small action steps to a brighter, happier future.
If it’s a financial issue you are dealing with, there are ways to get out of financial ruin. Talk to a professional about this if you can.
Dump Toxic People and Things
This probably should have been #1. Did toxic things, people, or habits put you in the position you are in? It might be time to take inventory of your life and see who and what must go and who and what can stay. It’s okay to remove toxic people from your life.
Sometimes, it’s mandatory! When your life falls apart, you must wonder if someone else might have had a hand in it. Get rid of them all.
Life can be a roller coaster ride, and sometimes things fall apart. The good news is that there are always ways to put your life back together. You can rebuild your life anytime by analyzing the situation, dumping toxic people, and creating a plan. Take it one step at a time, and you will come out of the other side a stronger and more resilient person.
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