Stop trying to fix everything. Consider how to move forward after the dust settles. You have a rare chance to restart your life. Falling down gives you an eye-opening opportunity to discover what is most important to you. You can focus your new life on those important things.
Think about the opportunities now open to you. Look for the silver lining in your situation. Maybe you hated your job, but now you can find an enjoyable job that allows you to become the person you've always wanted to be. When you look for the silver lining, you will be surprised to discover how many blessings exist in your life.
Don't allow yourself to fall into depression. Strive to keep a positive outlook. Every morning and evening, write down at least three things you are grateful for. You will find the world is still a beautiful place.
Take time for yourself. Go on a road trip. If you can't escape life for a few weeks, then set aside at least 10 minutes every day to breathe and take a moment for yourself. Figure out what you want in life and make a plan. "You time" is an investment that will keep your mind clear.
Fake it 'til you make it. People might know things are going poorly; however, when you pretend things are going well, you will start believing in good things to come. Force yourself to smile each day and find loved ones you can confide in. They will help you find the confidence you need.
Find something you love. It will help keep your life on track. If you are a mother, think of your children. Think about your passion, your job and your goals. Pick one goal and create a plan to achieve it.
In other words, breath and go with the flow. Don't try forcing your old life to pull itself together. Through challenges, you refine yourself and become better. Trust that things will work out and that you will make it. Never give up on hoping life will get better.
Maybe your old life was good, but you can make it better. You can become the person you always dreamed about becoming. You have the ability to begin anew.
Stacie Simpson is a FamilyShare staff writer. She loves listening to, gathering and sharing stories and advice to help others improve their quality of life. She spends most of her free time with her husband, ballroom dancing, reading and writing.