Find meaning in your pain to help you heal

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Dealing with emotional pain can be difficult to overcome. Working with your mindset and how you look at your suffering can help. One thing that has been proven to help emotional healing, is finding meaning.

Your personal experience of loss, abuse, betrayal and emotional suffering doesn’t have to define who you are. You are more than your past. Creating a positive shift in your mindset can make a difference.

Start with looking at where you are today.

1. Goals

Set simple goals and plan to take mini-steps to improve. If a goal is not met, modify your plan. Celebrate any small improvement, treat yourself.

2. Connections

Spend time with supportive and nurturing people. Avoid relationships that drain you or feel like a struggle. Build meaningful connections with people that make you feel better.

3. Suffering

Accept that you are suffering and be ok with it. Don’t ignore your pain. It will come in waves. Some days the tide of the waves feel higher and others are lower. It is always changing.

4. Meaning

Find someone to help. When you help someone, it gives meaning to your pain. You are not the only one suffering. Your suffering can help others.

One quote

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

– Oprah

One question

How can you use your pain as a source of strength?

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