A traumatic event could damage you for life. The memories of it may never be erased, leaving you scared and in shock. Some physical symptoms that you will experience are, shaking, deep breathing, racing heart, feeling dizzy along with emotional responses such as anger, fear, restlessness, helplessness etc. What you need to know is that all these are completely normal, however need to be fought back. If you ignore them, the worse it gets. Different people respond and recover from traumatic stress differently so here are a few things you could try out.
Stay away from media
While some people find it easier to fight back by viewing the event again, others may find it further traumatizing. Video clips, images, news articles etc. could bring back dark memories of the event so better stay away from such exposure. Refrain from watching the news or social media just before bed. It could disturb your sleep or give you nightmares. Let the closest people around you know that you are not comfortable talking about it, so that they will not shower you with questions about it all the time.
Eat healthy and workout
It is essential that you be physically fit during this period. If your body is weak, you may never be able to get out of it. So, rather than lying on the couch the entire day, get up and start working out. If you have physical injuries, be careful. Functional training from Gold Coast maybe the best way to go since it will help you get back to your daily activities as before. Add ample nutrients to your diet. Cooking may also be a great way to spend time with your family and friends who could help you recover faster.
Get a hobby
Doing what you love always makes you feel better. So, grab a hobby as it is never too late. You might discover your inner talents and strengths better. Hobbies can b physical or mental. For example, rock climbing, martial arts, water rafting etc. can be some of the physical hobbies. If you are a fitness freak, hit the gym from MyFitness Club Sippy Downs and do some body pump workouts. Mental hobbies could be painting, writing, reading, gardening etc. Anything that makes you comfortable and happy is accepted. You can even ask a few close friend and family to join you if you want. It will make you feel less lonely.
Reach out to others
You don’t have to go through this alone. Always remember that there are people around you who love you and are willing to be there for you whenever you need them. Don’t hesitate to ask for help. Also, you could volunteer at the local library or elders’ home. It will of course give you a sense of satisfaction.