How to Reboot Your Life after Difficult Times: A Practical Approach

Unless you believe in fairytales and Instagram, life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows all of the time. True happiness, wealth, security, love, and inner peace are all extremely difficult to come by, and you need to work hard to achieve all of these goals one by one. And then, out of the blue, disaster strikes. […]

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Unless you believe in fairytales and Instagram, life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows all of the time. True happiness, wealth, security, love, and inner peace are all extremely difficult to come by, and you need to work hard to achieve all of these goals one by one. And then, out of the blue, disaster strikes. There is never a good time to prepare for a difficult scenario, be it an illness, a breakup, or an unhealthy addiction.

Nevertheless, it can happen. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t overcome your struggle, find your inner peace, and move with your life. No one says it will be easy, but it’s doable. Here are some real-world scenarios and how you can reboot your life.

Losing a loved one

There’s nothing quite like the gut-wrenching feeling of losing someone you hold dearly in your heart. Friend, family member, lover, it doesn’t matter – the pain is deep and it never really leaves the body, or the soul. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to relive the same, intense pain for the rest of your life.

It will take time, but you can learn to move on. Start by letting your emotions out into the world. Don’t keep anything bottled up. Talk to your other loved ones about this tragedy, and remember to celebrate the life of your loved one. Be sure to take as much time to process this tragedy as you need, and force yourself to stick to regular exercise, meditation, and healthy eating even if you don’t feel like it – it will make all the difference.

Battling and overcoming an addiction

Managing and overcoming an addiction is one of the most difficult challenges anyone can face, and there are multiple stages towards addiction treatment that you need to go through in order to recover completely and avoid a relapse. The first stage is realization and acknowledgement. The second step is to seek professional help – this one is crucial.

Professional institutions, especially innovative ones can help you overcome your addiction quickly and effectively, allowing you to return to your normal lifestyle. If you try to go “cold turkey” on your own, you’re increasing your chances of failing in the long run, so it is imperative that you find a rehab center in your area that specializes in your type of addiction. Don’t worry, you’ll be safe and taken care of there.

Once you’re out, it will be up to you to rely on your family and friends to stay sober, and find support groups that can help you banish negative urges. Stay consistent, don’t miss a meeting, adopt healthy lifestyle habits, and you will have laid the foundation for a future imbued with health and happiness. 

Bouncing back from a long illness

There is no easy or positive way to discuss illness. It takes you by surprise, you fight it, and you hope for the best. Luckily, though, modern medicine has progressed so much over the decades that you have a viable chance of returning to your normal life if you don’t lose hope. But after the treatments are done, and when you find yourself back in your everyday life, how do you cope will all of that emotional pain? How do you eliminate the residual stress and banish fear?

First up, it’s crucial that you seek counseling. Talking to a therapist will allow you to uncover all of the underlying mental issues, and resolve them before they take hold. Next, it’s important that you adopt healthy habits such as the ones we mentioned before in order to build your inner peace and happiness. Be grateful, and stay persistent on your journey.

Moving on after a divorce

And finally, let’s talk about the emotional ordeal of parting ways with someone you thought was your soulmate. There is a real need to let all of your pain and anger out over time (yes, it takes a lot of time) in a safe environment, though healthy habits such as yoga and meditation. If you feel like punching a bag, go right ahead, but don’t use it as a long-term strategy – because violence breeds emotional distress and fuels anger. Instead, use it as a momentary release. 

Most importantly, though, you will need to come to terms with the fact that this person is not your soulmate. Instead of cursing the day you met them, be sure to celebrate the good times you had, remind yourself why you’re better off without them, and celebrate this exciting new chapter of your life – be happy, your real soulmate awaits.

Final thoughts

Battling, overcoming, and moving on from difficult ordeals in your life is not easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight. But that doesn’t mean that you’re left to the mercy of your situation. Quite the contrary, you are strong and resilient enough to overcome every challenge, and you are stubborn enough to fight for the life you deserve.

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