Firstly, what is mental healing? It can be interpreted as the process of alleviating or attempting to alleviate mental or physical illness through the power of the mind. There are various ways one can embark on the journey towards self-healing, different methods work for different people it is always important to pick the path that works best for you alone. It is also very important to not compare your healing journey with other people.
Healing is a very personal journey that only you as the individual can fully be a part of. Another important key is healing is never a straight curve one day things could be moving on well but then they’ll be some days where it will feel like you are back at square one. On days like this it is important that you keep on going even though it feels like you are not making progress that in its own are the biggest steps.
ONE of the first and hardest steps of healing is to sadly relive the trauma, let your walls down and from that you can slowly start putting the pieces back up. It might sound impossible and at time we might have spent so much trying to move on or forget such events but in order to properly heal without any PTSD, this step is crucial.
Healing is not an overnight process. It takes time. Sometimes you’ll feel like you’re finally over something & happy again, & the wound will reopen. Don’t give up, don’t get discouraged. Take each day 1 step at a time. Just try to be in a better place mentally than you were yesterday.
When it comes to healing an IMPORTANT step is valuing yourself; Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle, plant a garden, take dance lessons, learn to play an instrument or become fluent in another language. Doing small improving activities and keeping a steady schedule goes a long way. Keeping a set bed time and waking up time will help get your body into a routine. Listen or read self help podcasts or books, also keep a journal where you write down your daily progress and at the end of each week you can review your progress. Identify the areas where you are still struggling make note and work on it in the coming week. Remember even when you feel like you have not made any improvement, that it itself is improvement. Do not rush yourself and be kind to yourself. BABY STEPS ADD UP !!