13. Get some good sleep
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. – Mahatma Gandhi
Rest is crucial for your healing, especially when you are still trying to cope with your problems and desperately trying to pick up the pieces. Although it may sound like a no-brainer, but having a good night’s sleep will help your mind calm down and deal with anxiety and stress. In our busy modern lives, we often underestimate the importance of rest which leads to various physical and mental health complications. So make sure you get enough rest and allow your mind to shut down & heal.
Just drop whatever you are doing, put down your phone, shut down your computer and hit the bed. Apart from getting a good 8 hours of sleep every night, you can also take 20 minute power naps in the middle of the day to recharge yourself. This can work wonders for you. Trust me.
14. Develop better relationships with people who care
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. – Oprah Winfrey
There can be no better time to know who really cares about you than when you are going through a low phase. When you are down and out, take notice of people who are with you, who support you, who check up on you and who want you to move forward. These are the people you want in your life and they will stick with you through thick or thin. And this is the best time for you to start appreciating them and build stronger bonds.
15. Accept that life is not perfect
A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections. – Chinese Proverb
Thanks in part to social media, we all have developed this unhealthy mindset that our lives should be perfect. We need to have everything we want or at least everything that our peers have and only then we will be considered successful by our society. Only then will we be respected by others. You can either be perfect and accepted or become not good enough and be forgotten. This is undoubtedly a twisted and sick way of looking at your life that will set you up for failure.
Instead of living life with such an extreme belief, simply relax and experience life as it. Enjoy whatever life is offering you right now and let go of your expectations from life, from yourself and from others. Of course, you will become successful when the time is right but that doesn’t mean life is bad right now. Enjoy whatever you have and practice gratitude.
Reshape your life one day at a time
Only in the shattering can the rebuilding occur. – Barbara Marciniak
These strategies I mentioned above are simple enough for you to start following from today and you will start experiencing the magic from day one itself. However, it will not be easy to completely change your life in just a few days. Neither will you be able to apply these strategies to reclaim your life all at once.
Hence, the best course of action for you take one step at a time each day. Try out each of these tips gradually and see how it works out for you. The more you try, the more you will learn what is working out for you and how you need to go about it. But most of all you need to be patient, determined and consistent as it will take time to reclaim your life. Have faith in yourself.
You got this.
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