There is absolutely no denying that there are going to be moments in life that you will scream, shout and beg the clouds in the sky for absolution. Life is not fair, and we have no control over the good or the bad things that happen to us all. The one thing that we can control, though, is how we respond to what we are given. We are always going to find life a little bit hard, a little bit…scary. However, we are all capable of taking a look at how life is affecting us and making it that little bit more tolerable.
Just because life kicks you down, it doesn't mean that you don't have the power to get back on your feet and start again. You could be told that someone you love has passed away, and crumble. You could be diagnosed with a life-changing condition such as MS, and crumble. You could end a meaningful relationship, and crumble. But there will always be ways to get back up on your feet and start your life again. It may be different, and you may find that overwhelming, but we all adapt. As the caterpillar changes into a butterfly, we adapt to our surroundings and the changes in our lives, and you can do it, too. Here are some of the best ways that you can get back up again when life tips you over.
Fighting against whatever knocked you over is pointless. Either way, you're on the floor, and you have to get up and try again. So, accept what's happened. Whether it's a bad diagnosis or a death near to you, you need to think about how you can impact what's left of your life in a positive way. Take a moment to breathe, to feel it, and then start healing.
You could blame yourself for being knocked over until the sun goes down, but it doesn't change the fact you're down on your luck. So, you have an illness with which to contend; make a plan. Figure out who to speak to and what adaptations you need for your home. Learn how you can be as healthy as your body will allow you to be and embrace your new normal.
Whether you see a comedian or hear a funny joke, laughter can bring an amazing release into your life. You don't have to do it straight away, but the emotional relief you will feel simply by laughing can change how you feel about everything.
After all is said and done, you need to make plans to start again. Take a pen and a pad and sit somewhere you can relax quietly. Then make a list of what you need to do for your life to continue in a way in which you are comfortable.
Life moves on whether we like it or not. The choice we must make is whether to be a part of it, or to stand on the sidelines and watch.