8 Tips For Recovering And Staying Calm After An Accident

No one wants to have an accident, especially those with mental health struggles or a chronic illness. For the healthiest person, a fall, car accident, or any other injury-inducing moment would cause stress, but for those undergoing existing mental health or chronic illness struggles, it can be debilitating. So, first thing’s first, it’s crucial to take all the necessary steps to look after yourself as carefully as you can. After all, you’re always stronger than you think you are. So, for tips and tricks on recovery and staying calm in the aftermath of an accident, read on! 

  1. Rest 

This sounds simple – especially for those who have chronic illnesses, you may be used to hearing this – but it can be difficult to do once you’ve had an injury. Whether you’re rushed off your feet trying to organize repairs to a car, dealing with insurers, negotiating with companies, or discussing compensation, there can be a lot to do after an accident. But the most important part of your recovery is rest. Taking your foot off the peddle is key, 

  1. Ask for help 

You may be tempted to think you can do it all on your own – but you don’t have to! Asking for help from friends, family, loved ones or carers can make all the difference. Even if you’re not organizing things, reaching out to someone to talk to and share your worries with can make all the difference. The old saying a problem shared is a problem halved does indeed ring true a lot of the time. 

  1. Meditate 

Introducing mindfulness and meditation can be helpful for your recovery. While your body may be injured, it’s crucial to take careful care of your mind. Meditation and mindfulness help put things into perspective and raise your ability to manage stressful situations with a sense of calm. You may already be an old hand at meditation (congratulations!) but if not, you can get started by trying an app such as Calm or Headspace – they’re simple entries into the practice and can be done from the comfort of your home, or even bed. 

  1. Call in the professionals 

This may not be your first thought, but if the accident you were involved with was the fault of someone else, it may be worth your while to consult a personal injury law firm. Reputable law firms will do what they can to get you back on your feet and work to ensure you receive what you deserve. After all, recovery can be a long and expensive road, so take the help where you can get it. 

  1. Keep your mind active 

As you recover, you may find yourself less active than usual, or just in need of more time at home. In which case, it’s so important to listen to the doctor’s orders – and your body – and do just that. That can, however, have a negative impact on your mind. To keep your mind active and your spirits up, consider picking up some hobbies to keep your mind active. That could be reading, learning to knit, or even picking up a new language. There’s nothing like the mental lift that you can get from learning something new and practical, and all of these can be done from home thanks to apps and the internet. 

  1. Self-care 

When you’ve been in the wars, giving yourself some love and kindness can make such a difference. The best thing about self-care is that it means different things to different people. For some, it’s a bubble bath and a good book, for others it’s a gentle walk in the park or journaling. If you don’t know what makes you feel happy and calm, take the time to write a list of things that make you feel good, Once you have this list, you can do small acts of self-care daily, which will help you feel more like yourself. 

  1. Maintain movement 

If it’s possible – and is agreed by your doctor – try to incorporate daily movement into your recovery. While it’s crucial to rest and listen to your body, if you can – and if your injury allows it – try to incorporate some kind of daily movement. That could be some gentle exercises from bed, or yoga, or even a walk around the park with a friend. Never underestimate the power of physical movement for helping the mind, body, and soul. 

 

Hopefully, this list has given you some inspiration as to how you or someone you know can recover from an accident. Good luck!

 

 

Generating Your Own New Lease Of Life Is Important

We have all been through a tough year, and if the last ten days are anything to go by, 2021 is shaping up to be a challenge as well. However, there is no reason why you cannot do well despite societal troubles, and perhaps personal problems that you’re still having to resolve.

We’re not here to minimize the challenges you may be struggling with. On the contrary. Sometimes, even after we’ve been struggling with life and all of its unpredictable consequences, the best thing we can do is ‘reset’ and give ourselves a new lease on life. Waiting for it to come along can mean that we’ll be waiting forever, and so if you have the time, the energy and the care to, it can be nice to change your habits slowly and begin to live more as the person you hope to become. But so far, these sound like nice platitudes. What can actually be done, in a grounded, worthwhile manner? What gives us the potential of becoming more aware of ourselves, and how can we decide to move forward into a life that feels like it belongs to us? Let’s stop with the preamble – and get to brass tacks:

 

Finding That Which You Love

It’s strange to think about how love operates. We too easily only think of romantic love, or perhaps familial love, when really, love can mean many things. You can full in love with a passion or a hobby. You can fall in love with literature, or art, or mechanics, or maths, or a new simple hobby, like painting mini figurines. Love is like a hose, where you point it is where you can express it, and generally, the more you water something, the more it grows. Having one thing in your life that you love doing can help you express this love in other areas of your life. It sounds too simple and almost mystical. Is the cure for 2021 found in finding a new hobby? Perhaps not. But it can certainly help you stay disciplined, excited for a new day, and maybe it’ll help you feel just a little less bitter than you have been in the past. That can really, really help.

 

Try New Life Aids That Help

It’s important to realise that ‘a new lease on life’ isn’t always found in adjusting your attitude and thinking positive thoughts. It’s about doing what is real and practical to help you out of a situation, or to improve your current state. For instance, taking the time to learn more about hearing aids, and perhaps even their history, can help you mitigate hearing loss that may have been troubling you so far. It might mean talking through your options with a hair loss specialist. Perhaps you need better measures to counteract your diabetes this year. We all have our troubles, and the methods we use to maintain them, and grant us a better quality of life.

 

Asking For Help If You Need It

Asking for help if you need i is more than just a good idea. It can be a lifeline. It can help you get out of thinking that you can do it all on your own – which people rarely can. It can also help you accept that you’ve been struggling or that you need help. This is the first step that addicts have to take, for instance, bit by bit. Often, in order to solve their problem, they need to admit they have it. Then, they need to ask for help. They need to want that help. They need to be totally vulnerable, and willing to accept their mistakes. Without that, nothing happens. Sometimes, giving up the ghost and being okay with feeling vulnerable is the first step to asking for help. And then, ironically, you’re primed to find your greatest strength.


Take Nothing For Granted

It’s hard to be grateful after a year like 2020. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find it with a little care and effort. It’s still there should you seek it, and try to. What were you grateful for in 2020? Perhaps your family came together more than you had ever expected. Perhaps you’ve been able to rely on people. Maybe it’s helped you realize not to waste your days or take them for granted when society opens back up. At the very least, maybe it’s taught you that you can make it through a horrible year.

 

With this advice, we hope you can generate your own lease of life in the best possible sense.

 

How to Take a Holistic Approach to Your Health

 

This past year has been such a tough one for many people. The pandemic continues to disrupt daily life, and the winter brings its own issues. With so much going on, it is little wonder that people are focusing on their health right now. The current circumstances make it more important than ever to focus on your wellness and take the best care of yourself. However, there are so many different health approaches out there recommending various miracle cures that will resolve all of your ailments. Magazines and websites are always recommending the latest supplement or superfood that will fast track you to good health. You may have tried a few of these over the years, along with the latest diet trends too, but not seen the health improvements that you wanted. 

To feel in the best possible health and take control of your wellness once and for all, you need to ditch the fad diets and forget about following the latest trends. Instead, you need to take a holistic approach to your health to see long term results. If you are hoping to improve your health this winter and beyond, you should find these tips helpful:

Make Time for Sleep

Getting enough rest is fundamental to your health. A lack of sleep not only makes it a struggle to make it through the day without dozing but can also have a more serious effect on your health. Sleep plays a vital role in your body’s ability to function, and not getting enough sleep impacts everything from your metabolism to your blood pressure. Did you know that regularly missing out on sleep can reduce your immunity? If you want to stay in the best health, it is crucial to get your recommended eight hours of sleep per night. 

Find an Eating Plan That Works For You

It is so easy to get into a cycle of following a diet, losing weight, and then putting more back on. Many people yo-yo diet like this throughout their adult life. To feel at your best and get the health benefits from eating foods that nourish you, it is better to choose a way of eating that is sustainable in the long term. Check out www.kristenblakewellness.com to find out more about how you can lose weight and enjoy better health without fad diets.

Choose Exercise That You Love

Exercising can sometimes feel like such a chore. When your motivation wanes, hitting the gym can feel like way too much effort. To ensure that you exercise regularly, you need to find a form of exercise that you enjoy. It is so much easier to stay motivated when you enjoy exercising and make it fun. Exercising doesn’t need to mean visiting the gym; you can do anything that you enjoy; from rollerblading to salsa dancing.

Taking a holistic approach to your wellness brings far-reaching benefits to every aspect of your life and is an excellent way to improve your health in the long term.