Likewise, avoid excessive use of alcohol, cigarettes, and unprescribed medicine in coping with trauma.
Do not force yourself to be sociable
After trauma, there are moments that you would want to be alone, and that is fine. There are also moments where you only want to be with people who are closest to you, and that’s normal. You don’t need to force yourself to go out and meet with friends when you’re not ready yet.
In coping with trauma triggers, try spending more time with yourself, and with people who are dear to you. Doing this will help you to slowly get back in socializing with other people again.
Do ‘normal’ activities
Engage in activities such as exercising, playing video games, or listening and playing music. These can help you relax and clear your mind from all worries and exhaustion. You don’t need to do all these activities in a day. Take your time to slowly get used to doing your usual routine one at a time.
Recognize emotions associated with trauma
It’s important to recognize that your behavioral and emotional responses are normal reactions to extreme situations of stress and adversity. Facing your trauma could mean recognizing the emotions associated with the trauma.
Ask help from professionals or support groups
Trauma can trigger a lot of strong emotions that you can’t handle alone. Seeking professional help is the best option in dealing with this situation. Medical and mental professionals can help you recover faster through a range of therapies and medications.
Join support groups where you can find people with the same experiences as you. This will greatly help you realize that you are not alone. You will see a lot of people trying to get better just like you and be motivated to be better as well.
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