I never thought I would be dealing with post stress syndrome. The last thing on my mind last year was PTSD, but here I am. After enduring a traumatic event, I have been struggling to come to terms with how my life has changed and how it will continue to be different from now on.
For the longest time, I felt like my old self was disappearing and that it was being replaced by someone who constantly lived in fear, disappointment, and sadness. I often found myself in dark places, unable to comprehend what had happened or motivate myself to look forward and move on from what happened. It was hard for me to share these feelings with close friends or family members due to the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Thanks to the support of those around me, as well as my own determination and resilience, I started seeking help from professionals and taking steps towards healing. Slowly but surely, these measures made a difference in managing post stress syndrome and restoring peace in my life. Therapists taught me strategies such as identifying triggers early on before reacting strongly, understanding healthy coping mechanisms for difficult emotions such as setting safe boundaries or practicing mindful habits like yoga or going for walks when things got too overwhelming.
With every day that passed since then, I realized more how powerful self-care could be; not only did managing symptoms become easier each time I utilized one of these strategies but looking back at how far I’d come it became clearer why there is so much power in prioritizing oneself over anything else – even post stress syndrome!