Have you ever dealt with a major personal crisis or loss?
Yes? Then compare my list with yours.
No? Some of your friends might not be so lucky. Maybe some of the items on this list can be helpful to them.
A few months ago I was handed the biggest loss of my life. My story is about my divorce, but most of the following could apply to other personal trauma situations.
The items on the list below helped me to put my life back together, and they continue to support my healing process.
1. Having or developing a personal mission statement
I am able to understand my purpose on this planet. I think we all have a bigger purpose in life that goes beyond making one person happy. What is my role in society? What difference can I make?
I know what I want to do with my life. This requires time and effort, and I am actually grateful for having the opportunity to catch up on some of the things on my to-do list.
Knowing what I want my life to be about is an important step. It serves as a reminder that my personal struggles are insignificant compared to the bigger picture of what my life can be once I put my emotional pain into perspective.