I’m a pretty laid back person. I don’t get stressed out very easily, and I am rarely upset. As someone who has struggled with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and panic attacks in the past, this is important to me. It’s important to be able to handle what life gives you without it completely drowning your life into a black hole of despair.
That’s not to say that bad things don’t happen! They happen all the time! But even though bad things can hurt sometimes (a lot sometimes), I think it’s important not to let those bad things ruin your life or change who you are as a person. There are times when we need support for something that would make any “normal” person crumble under the pressure of their emotions. So if you’re feeling like everything is crashing down around you because of some kind of tragedy or problem… keep reading! This post will hopefully give you some insight on how best to deal with these situations before they become regrets later on in life. I want to talk to sexual assault lawyers in your region.
Worst Reactions to the Worst Things
If you’ve ever been through anything traumatic, I’m sure you know the feeling of the mental roller coaster after it happens. I remember my first panic attack all too well. It started when a boy in my class was singing “A Whole New World” from Aladdin to me while I was reading my book in a classroom in high school. He wasn’t even paying attention to what he was doing because he just wanted to impress me with his singing ability and his knowledge of Disney songs (he knew more than me). But then suddenly, I felt this weird thing coming over me where I couldn’t breathe right and everything sounded like it had a buzzing noise behind it (like an alarm). My heart felt like it was going to explode out of my chest, and thoughts were moving incredibly fast through my head that made no sense at all. I was so disoriented, I couldn’t speak and I had no idea what was going on. It didn’t stop until my friend came into the classroom, took my hand and led me out of the room before I could even say anything to him. It wasn’t until he asked me if I was okay that it finally started to subside…
I am sure you’ve had a similar experience or something close to it at least once in your life. When bad things happen, we can all feel like there is nowhere we can go or nothing we can do about them. They make us feel like a tiny person in an enormous world that is completely against us in every way possible (which isn’t true).
So when bad things happen, how do we react? Well personally, I think as long as you keep a level head and realize that these problems aren’t permanent issues that will never be solved (which they almost always aren’t), then you will be fine! Here are some ways you can react when bad things happen:
Don’t isolate yourself! The worst thing anyone ever does after something horrible happens is isolate themselves from their friends. You need your friends right now more than ever! So if they are there for you through this difficult time and give you support without being judgmental of what happened…that’s great! You’re lucky to have such amazing people who care about you around at this time when most people would abandon their friends during hard times like these.
If you have a friend or loved one who is going through a hard time right now, try to give them some support as well. Don’t just abandon them and assume they’ll eventually be “fine” by themselves. If they need help, this may be the most difficult thing they have ever had to do in their life which is why it’s so important for them to know that you are there for them however you can!