There is no way to keep bad things from happening in your life. Situations will arise that are going to cause you to watch your life seemingly fall apart. So, what do you do when you get to that point?
Over the years, I have had many different things happen that have caused me to be out of control. Here are some of the ways I have picked up the pieces during that time.
Pray Without Stopping
I know that not everyone prays or believes in God. For me, however, I do believe that God is in control, and He listens when I pray. During those times when my life is falling apart, I spend a lot of time praying. There’s actually a set of verses I save for times when I just can’t seem to get a solid hold on life.
Talk With People You Trust
We have to share what is going on in our lives with those around us. If we bottle it all in and keep it to ourselves, we are not doing anyone any favors. I have found that when I refuse to confide in others, I make matters worse for myself.
When you isolate yourself from the world around you, you end up falling into a deeper pit of despair. Even if it makes you feel needy, you must open up and tell others what your needs are.
Accept Help From Others
Once people have an idea of what you are going through, they are sure to offer help. This is the point when you must swallow your pride and take it. You can’t do life alone, so stop trying.
When your world is falling apart, you must lean on the people that care about you. This is the only way you are going to be able to put your life back in order.
Maybe you will need extra help with your kids. Possibly you need someone to take the time to help you clean your house or make meals. Whatever it is, allow the people in your life to help.
Take Time To Mourn Your Losses
Far too often, we take on the mindset that we are supposed to just suck it up and move along. That is not helpful or healthy. Take the time to acknowledge what you are going through and let yourself feel the loss you are experiencing.
These losses could be the end of a relationship, broken trust, death, or other devastating situation. Whatever it is, allow yourself to feel sad and deal with those emotions.
Give Yourself Grace
During your rebuilding time, you will need to give yourself grace. Do not expect too much out of yourself for a time. If others put significant expectations on you, then stay away from them for a while. It would be best if you take the time to get back on your feet.
Putting your life back together after something has happened takes time and acceptance. You will need to accept what is happening, deal with it, and figure out how to work through it. This can’t be on your own, but it must be with the help of others.
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