When we go through challenges and changes, and set the pieces of ourselves back together, we have the opportunity to emerge as a transformed version of ourselves. Learning new ways of being takes time, care and understanding; if we are to heal and move forward, we should nourish and celebrate how we are evolving.
This is not to say that personal growth is without difficulties and setbacks, especially after trauma or upheaval; making sense of how we move forward and walk a renewed path can remain a gradual process. But do not be afraid to keep going; let the world around you know that you are healing and working on finding fresh purpose.
Growth and healing can be uncomfortable, awkward and stressful. But given time, if we hold on to what it teaches us, we can survive what comes our way; even establishing a restored version of ourselves that carries us towards the love and joy that is on the other side of personal renovation.
Are you looking after yourself as you heal? What changes are you making in your life to move forward?
NAMI Helpline – a free, nationwide U.S. resource that offers experienced peer-support guidance and advice
CheckPoint – global (by country) resources for mental health support
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