This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo with tips on handling big life changes.
There are a number of big changes that we are going to have to face in life, and some are harder to handle than others. Coping with these changes is unique to each person, but in this article, we’re going to be looking at some of the biggest life alterations that you could experience, and talk through a few ways that you can learn to cope. Keep reading if you want to find out more.
How to Cope with Big Life Changes
First, and there is no guarantee that this will happen to you, but disability is a big life change, and it is certainly one of the more difficult ones to cope with. This could be something that changes the way you live your day to day life, which is the thing that you’re going to have to come to terms with.
One of the things that you might find yourself needing to do if this happens is apply for disability benefits, so you’ll have to search how to do this online or speak to someone from the government to get help with this.
We know it’s a big change, but learning to accept life the way it is now is the best way to move forward. Try to focus on the things that you can do rather than those that you can’t, and you will find that even though it’s a big change, it’s not the end of the world.
The Loss Of A Loved One
One of the biggest changes that we have to face in our lives is when a loved one is no longer with us. It’s a part of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier to face when the time comes and someone that we love and care for can no longer be here. It’s never easy to find your way through this, but it’s important to remember that they wouldn’t have wanted you to be sad for the rest of your life. Take the time that you need to grieve and then you need to move on. We’re not saying that you forget the memories you shared together or the ones that you treasure most above all else, but you need to remember these fondly and not with sadness.
The best thing that you can do at this time is lean on those who are around you. Find comfort in the fact that they touched so many people’s lives, share the memories, talk about how you’re feeling, and remember that they wanted you to be happy. Do the things that they liked to do, or the things that you shared together, and be at peace knowing that they were loved, in the same way that they loved you.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now know what some of the big changes are that could happen in your life, and have an idea of how to handle them if they come around. There are other ways to cope, and if you think you need to speak to a professional, ensure that you seek help as soon as possible.
Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
Rachel has written for HuffPost and Hometalk and has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, and CBS Austin.