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21 September 2013
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Overcoming adversity

Stress, its a horrible word but we all have to deal with it. One type of stress that is unexpected is sudden shocks in life which I recently went through when I lost a good friend of mine. This was followed by several other problems that all seem to come at once. Those who know me know I’m a positive person.

Chance to reset

Realising that major setbacks could be a way to start again isn’t a bad thing. If you think of it like a reset or recharge button for your life, if you have lots on your plate its very hard to focus on one thing. If something happens that is a shock like the loss of a loved one or losing a job than you have a chance to take stock and plan what you’re going to do next. From this you will get a lot more energy than what you had before the event.

Overcoming the rollercoaster

People deal with shocks in different ways, in the case of bereavement I found that not changing existing plans and making sure I was around as many people as possible was a good move.

Get back in touch

Losing someone special can also help reignite old relationships, the people who you haven’t been in touch with for a long time. For me I also made it a plan that I wasn’t going to leave it quite so long next time.

Knowing when to let go

Your bereavement period which will vary depending on how you cope, it should be a period of relaxation and spent time with loved ones. The funeral is generally the final goodbye and there is only so much you can do after the event to support those effected by the loss. Draw up a plan if you need to of how you want to move on and if there is anything the loss has made you realise about your own life that you should go and do.

I hope you can take something positive away from this blog post. Please add your views and thoughts below in the comments.

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