Here in this article we discuss about the things that one need while going into recovery. And also the importance of finding the alternatives. It also help in finding the triggers.
While recovering the best thing one could do is to find a alternative or a better way to cope. As being the sufferer one must be completely aware of how these behaviors are excellent “EMOTIONAL BLOCKERS”.
Many researches and personal experiences have already proven that rather than coping with the emotions people( the sufferers) always tend to think about food, not eating or eating too much etc. As it is easier rather than coping with the emotions.
Journaling or writing down your feelings, everyday things is proven to be a great way to cope with your daily stress. By writing it down we will have a better understanding of all the things and how to cope up with the things that make you angry or depressed on a daily basis.
By writing you will have a better understanding of your feelings and how to accept them.
FINDING A GOOD THERAPIST PLAYS A IMPORTANT ROLE:
Though self help and support from your family is important, assistance from a professional goes a long way in your journey of recovery. And to tell you there is nothing to feel ashamed to seek help from a professional. Many celebs who have undergone a phase of depression have taken the therapies which helped them a lot, which they announced on the face of media with out any hesitation. Then why you should have an exception.
FINDING NEW WAYS TO COPE UP:
One of the difficult part in the recovery journey is to find new ways which helps you to cope up with your emotions. Never expect things to happen overnight.
It takes both time and self discipline to start with these ways. But, all the effort you put into these will definitely give you the result.
Telling yourself everyday, out loud, “I will learn better ways to cope… I can recover” will set you in a positive mindset and with practice you will begin to believe it.
DOODLING AND SKECTHING:
Not many of us may not be artists but that should never stop us from all the things we did as a kid. We always found it happy to draw and it creates a stress free environment for us. Rather than sitting in front of the phone for hours just have some time off the screen and grab a dairy, start sketching.
FIND SOMEONE WHO YOU CAN TRUST:
Having people that you can rely on is considered to be a boon in these days. Sharing things with people and expressing things to people makes you feel much better.
Sharing your inner feelings, expressing what is hurting you and what not people you love really makes things better. Your therapist and/or support group will be a big help in this area and it is essential for permanent recovery.
Communication is always a key to a strong bond. It is only when you communicate with your loved ones they will get to know your mental state. Once they get to know your mental state it is only then they can help you with it.
Begin with your loved ones who are really close to you. Start to communicate with them slowly by expressing what makes you feel insecure and what makes you feel depressed. By communicating with them it gives a sense of relief though it may not solve your problem it reduces the load on your heart.
KNOWING YOUR OWN EMOTIONS AND THINGS THAT TRIGGER THEM:
Always know what makes you feel sad, angry, under pressure and frightened. Keep a track of things that triggers your emotions by journaling them.
Becoming aware of the things you feel, learning to self-validate your emotions and finding better alternatives for dealing with them is all part of the process of finding an emotionally and physically healthy lifestyle. Coping alternatives and grounding techniques will help with this process of recovery.
MAKE A LIST:
Always keep a list of things of what you are feeling and what makes you feel that way like it can be people, situations or circumstances. Now sit and analyze all the things and question why this makes you angry or why this situation is depressing me..? As this will help you with making things better.
ALWAYS KNOW WHAT WORKS FOR YOU:
The person that can really help you with your situation is “YOU”. Always have self love and self assurance during your recovery period. Never allow your inner voice which can be negative most of the times to discourage you. Find what works for you whether it is reading, writing and dancing or whatever that makes your relieved from your stress. Continue to do such things…..