April is Occupational Therapy Month. This field of study focuses on how to give people the tools to live their best lives. Often, occupational therapists are involved in treatment for patients who are adjusting to their lives after injury or illness changes their abilities. That’s just one event we can encounter, but these suggestions can be applied to anyone going through a major change.
Big changes in life are always going to happen, but they don’t have to throw you for a loop! Here are some ideas on how to find balance after a life-altering event.
Journal to Organize Your Thoughts
Therapists often recommend journaling as a way to relieve stress. In a period of time that can be confusing, keeping a journal can also help you organize your thoughts. Plus, when you look back at your entries as time moves on, you can see how far you’ve come!
Connect with Friends and Family
For hard changes in your life that might cause grief or hardship, don’t try to face them alone! Reach out to friends and family to share what you’re going through. Connecting with a therapist can be a big help, too.
Set Goals for Your Future
One of the most difficult parts of change is missing our lives as they were in the past. Creating goals for yourself can help you stop longing for the “way things were,” and set your sights on the future.