Admit to emotional pain so that you can allow yourself to heal from it.
The first step is to admit you’ve been hurt. Sometimes this is difficult. We feel like we are giving in or that we are being weak. The constant struggle to conceal emotional pain increases the burden of that pain. Free yourself and admit to it.
Let go of what used to be.
This is often easier said than done but the past is passed and we do not get the chance to do it again so you need to learn how to let go of what used to be and what will not be again. Get in a place in your mind where you understand and accept that these matters are in the past and then let them stay there, where they belong.
View your challenges as an opportunity to learn.
We all face challenges in life but what you do with them is the real marker of who you are. You should look at your challenges as a chance to educate yourself. What can you learn from this experience? How can you apply it to life and to your future?
Make adjustments as needed.
Again, it’s not enough just to accept and move on. You need to use these painful experiences to make adjustments as needed to your life, your belief systems, your stress management techniques, etc. Making adjustments allows you to deal with painful situations more easily in the future.
This is truly how you grow in strength and wisdom, after experiencing past hurt and pain. Start today but understand that this is a process. It’s not something you can heal overnight like magic.
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