Dealing with change happens in 5 steps. Know them and get happy again without getting stuck in one of the 5 steps. K Expert, Kristina Johnson is an Occupational Therapist and Rehabilitation Specialist (they call it “The Job of Living”). She sits down to talk with Kirsty TV about how to deal with life’s uncomfortable and significant changes.
So, what are the stages that people go through when they go through something traumatic or significant changes in their life?
The five stages of significant life changes:
How do you look at challenges? Do you think, “Why me?” or do you see it as an opportunity for growth? You have to want to desire something more for your life. Start looking at other people going through the same situation. Because you are not alone, even though you may feel like you are. See what they are doing that can inspire you to get out of self loathing or pity.
Perhaps use a gratitude journal. Write down 5 things for which you are thankful. What are you thankful for? Even if they are small, they can help us feel grounded again. Giving to others is also a great way to get back to your happy place and look outside of your problems.
Community is a big part of recovery. Sometimes the internet can be a huge help to feel inspired and not alone. There are a lot of communities online that you can relate to to help you move through the 5 stages.
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My hope is that you hear something universal in Kristina Johnson’s interview, that you connect with her words. Perhaps you will realize, you are not alone… I want for everyone to be at peace with who they are (warts and all) and to learn, grow & heal through hearing another person’s story.
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