Updated: Sep 4, 2019
The Process of Being Well Again
If there’s a word you will find a lot around this website it would definitely be healing. We are all looking to heal from something and in some cases someone.
Healing goes hand in hand with change, you get so tired of your current situation that you start wanting better so you seek to heal.
Three major things I’ve found to be helpful in the process are the 3 A's; Awareness, Acceptance and Action.
Awareness is a small seed which really branches out and brings forth fruits such as; accountability, understanding and perceptions - not to be confused with guilt. That moment when you realize that something is off and you try to piece all the pieces of the puzzle together yet can’t seem to get it right in the midst of searching to make it right , you’ll become aware of the NEED to heal.
Acceptance might take a while but the sooner the better because it brings you peace and fuels you to want to do something about it.
Last but not least our last course would be action; you start seeking for an actual resolution.
The first disclaimer I should have made was that: healing is not linear. You don’t go from point A to B and guaranteed to be ok.
Think of it as a flow chart and it goes up and down, essentially if I had to described healing, I’d say that it’s a lifestyle and better to be on it than out of it.
Second thing is that: you never really go back to the same person you were before all the traumas because chances are the person you were also needed healing hence the reason you probably did the things you did to bring you to the realization of needing healing .
Third would be that: this is not a one fit all type of situation. It’s multi layered and unique to everyone so comparing your journey or progress is probably the most useless thing that you can do - trust me, I’m speaking from experience.
My last piece of advice would be that, this is for you and by you. Make sure to remind yourself that you’re doing this for you and no matter how far off you wander, you’ll always come back to it because that’ll be the reminder you’ll always need.