When you’ve been through a challenging period of your life, taking time to relax and recover is important.
You might go through a time of stress and worry because you’ve lost your job, you’re moving house, or there is some other big change that is happening in one or more areas of your life.
Whatever the reasons, it’s essential that you can find time to recuperate and manage your stress levels in the best possible way.
Take Time Away from Work
If possible, take time off work to help you recover from a difficult period in your life.
You may need to explain to your employer why you want to take time off, especially if you want to take leave for an extended length of time.
If your problems stem from work, try to address the root causes or look for another job that may cause less stress and anxiety.
Relax with Treatments
Book a spa day or arrange for yourself to have some holistic treatments such as massages or facials which could benefit your health and help you feel better too.
You could spend a day, a weekend, or a whole week having various treatments or spending time in the sauna and pools.
Visit a performance wellness center for treatments such as massage and cryotherapy to help you feel your best.
Make Sleep a Priority
The healing processes relies heavily on sleep, and if you’re not getting good quality sleep each night, this could start to impact on your health and wellbeing.
Make your sleep a priority and put measures in place to improve the quality of your sleep.
You may want to explore tools such as sleep stories and podcasts, and blue light glasses to help you wind down in the evening.
Consider also going for a gentle walk a few hours before bedtime.
Spend Time with Supportive Friends
Spending some time with friends who are loving and understanding can help you to feel supported on your journey after a difficult time in your life.
Speak to friends you can trust about your experiences and ask if they would be willing to listen to you while you share your feelings.
Even if you’re not talking about the difficult experiences you’ve been through, spending time around other people can help us to feel more connected and supported.
Speak to a Counselor
In some cases, you may feel like you want to discuss your experiences with an objective third party.
Counselors can be very helpful not only for managing day-to-day stress on a regular basis, but also to help you relax and talk through a difficult time you may have experienced.
Finding a counselor you trust can support you during any time and help you to process grief, loss, poor mental health, and other challenges.
Looking after yourself when you’ve been through a difficult time is important to build and maintain good health.
There are many things that you can do, and you should take time to consider the individual approach that you feel will work for you.