Going through extremes can force us to look at life differently.
For example, people seem comfortable with trying to find meaning and look for answers when they are going through physical pain. However, They are reluctant to allow the same freedom when faced with emotional pain.
Physical pain can sometimes force us to look for meaning yet emotional pain receives a different reaction. No one wants an explanation when they are in the darkness of depression, the agony of Childhood sexual abuse or Domestic Violence. No one wants to search less they find the truth.
Nevertheless, emotional pain affects everyone at some point. We may prefer to ignore it until it demands attention. Refusing to be silent. Anyone who has ever endured a night of being ill can attest to the fact that pain takes on a different intensity at nights. Somehow it adopts a character that’s more sinister and threatening that it had in the day time.
Sometimes healing can feel like climbing mountains in the dark
The same goes for emotional pain. In the night when all other voices are hushed when the television is off, and your Facebook friends are not posting. When it’s just you and your thoughts, the ones that you have been trying avoid all day. What action can you take to regain peace and ensure that you make it through the night?
You need a well thought out plan that will help you through these night seasons. Otherwise, it will be like climbing a mountain in the dark without navigation or guide.
What should be in your plan
- Support – do not shut people out, take the calls and respond to the messagesPrinciple
- operating from principle will help. Making meal times a must, drinking water and taking a walk. Do your daily routine. These will help you stay present and give your body needed nutrients which could help lessen the stress.Self-awareness
- this will be crucial, it will help you identify patterns of behaviour that might be causing the low periods to last longer that they should.Accountability
- Share your plan with a friend and ask for help. Agree on a signal that should activate the program. Outline, what you will require should the plan needs enabling.
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