Experiencing trauma, whether it was an isolated incident or a traumatic period of time, can take a profound toll on our lives. The effects of any incident can be felt both physically and emotionally, making it difficult for us to return to the life we led before. You will find that the recovery process will be unique to every individual, but there are ways to support yourself through the short or long-term effects of trauma. It is a time to practice self-care and to take steps to keep yourself comfortable, relaxed, and healthy as much as possible. So take a few minutes to read through this guide to getting back to your best version of you.
Whether you’ve experienced a physical or emotional trauma (or both), maintaining a strong and healthy body will be essential in your recovery. Injuries or low-moods can both be supported by healthy and balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and plenty of sleep. An exercise to try is to think back to a time when you felt better and what your routine included. This may have been through eating foods which gave you energy, drinking more water, exercises you enjoyed and made you feel stronger or even a habit of taking naps in the afternoon. Getting back into healthy habits and routines which you followed before the trauma can help you to return to a more recognizable version of yourself and aid in physical recovery.