When you been through trauma, part of healing is learning to fall in love with life again. When we are hurting and in pain, this is can feel impossible. You survived your trauma for a reason. You may not realize it yet, but you are stronger and more courageous than you know. Those past experiences shaped you. While those experiences should not have happened, they were the fire that forged the new you. Now you get to rise up and consciously choose the future you want. This is your time.
Open the door to possibility in your life. Be ready to receive. The future you desire is here, waiting for you to claim. You can find your way back to being in love with life. Just like a relationship with any other person, falling in love with your life is a process and takes one step at a time. The more you can fall in love with your life, the more life gives you to love.
5 Ways to fall in love with life again
This is the cheapest and easiest way to find your center. Really focusing on your breath allows you to get in touch with the miracle that your body is. It also calms your nervous system and provides a pause. You can use this pause to reset yourself. Use breathing to slow yourself down when you are spiralling in a direction you do not want to go. Use it to clear your mind of thought by focusing on the breath. This will silence your mental monologue.
Writing in a journal daily can be healing. Write down 5 things that happened in your day that you appreciated. It can be a simple thing like a meal, five minutes of peace, or even a book you enjoyed. As you focus on the good or pleasant things that happened, and relive those moments, you raise your vibration. Use journaling to change your mental state on a subject. Write down what you are feeling and, next to it, write what you would like that situation to be. Really focus on your ideal and feel what it would feel like. The more clear a picture you can create, the more of a mental reality it becomes. As you think of the situation, only focus on what you would ideally like it to be.
Self-care is a way of showing yourself that you matter. When we take time to care for ourselves by doing something solely for self, we begin to raise our self-worth. Take time to do one thing for yourself each day. It can be taking a bath, painting your nails, reading a book, playing a song, or listening to or watching something you enjoy. Bask in yourself in some way. Make sure you are doing what makes you happy and feels good – this act should only be for you, not for someone you love, or because it is expected of you. Giving to yourself first means you have more to give to those who matter most to you.
- Learning a skill that makes you feel empowered:
Is there something you have always wanted to learn? Now is the time to go ahead and do it. If these past months have taught us anything, it is that life can change quickly and we can adapt to those changes, and embrace them. Learning something that you are passionate about will raise your vibration, give you a new skill, and remind you what makes you happy and why you belong in this world.
- Finding your tribe:
Find people who uplift, encourage and support you. Today, there are many virtual communities where you can find the right tribe for you. Connect with people who support you in every way, unconditionally, and allow you to be yourself – they become a reminder from life that you belong, and they keep you motivated. Search for a tribe that fits you today.
What do you love about your life today?