Normally at the end of the month, I do a vlog video. This month I am sorry to say that I won’t be doing one. A couple of weeks ago I have to have some surgery and it knocked me back, I felt drowsy but tried to continue to be present on social media and connect with me, friends and family. I must admit it was hard as all I wanted to do was sleep as I was in pain.
Now you might be wondering why I am telling you this, well because it highlighted the fact to me that I wanted to connect with you all about my healing journey. Healing can not only be physical but also emotional. Every single one of us has experienced this at one point or another, but the question is, did you feel like you had the tools to cope and come back from this?
I am a real advocate for holistic healing. what is that you might be asking – well it is a form of healing that encompasses the whole person; body, mind and emotions. I find the power of this healing is so expansive – it has no limits. One form of holistic healing can be through crystals. I have always collected crystals as a child and since growing up had a fascination for their properties. Studying them and understanding that each crystal has a connective property to the human body and can heal certain aspects.
Now whilst I could talk about crystals all day, I want to give you other avenues of healing too. Taking some time out to rest! We all have such busy lives and stopping can be quite daunting for some (I feel like this). Rest is so so important for the body and mind to recover from a traumatic event. Salt baths and cosy PJ nights are sometimes essential in the first few days of recovery. But (if you feel up to it) I would encourage that you encompass this with at least one walk a day of 30 minutes to make sure that you are getting some form of movement. Of course, this is not always possible and is subject to how you feel and the trauma. My first 2 days I stayed in, then I got stir crazy and went for a walk and that helped my mental state and felt free.
Healing comes in so many different forms we just have to embrace the fact that sometimes we must ask others for help and reach out with love to others when they need it. We can’t always be there for others all the time, but even sending a thought or initially, the action of thinking of that person and sending them love will create a ripple effect that they will feel on a subconscious level.
Life is for living, and we all want to be healthy and happy. We just have to remember that in time of hardship of feeling unwell or post-traumatic events that you listen to your body and treat it with the respect and nurture that it deserves. Our bodies are precious and therefore I have devised these top recovery tips to recover from surgery/trauma:
- RELAX- take it easy and make sure that you rest a lot, you have been through something that has shocked the body and will be on heightened alert and high adrenaline
- BREATH- pain may start to kick in so I found that regulating my breathing with deep breaths calmed my nerves and helped me to recover easier.
- FAVE FOOD- make sure you have your favourite meal planned before the op or takeout ready to order – you deserve this treat- I ordered an extra-large pizza! That release ‘happy hormones’ which can ease some of the pain.
- SUPPORT- make sure you have someone to support or help you through the next couple of days – whether in person or virtually checking up on you. This is important as you want to be sure that you are having good post-operation help to ensure you are on track for a full recovery.
- TRY TO LAUGH – Laughing will help distract you from what is happening and make you feel better – call a friend, watch a comedy or do something that makes you smile. It will help in the long run, promise
I hope none of you has to go through physical pain or emotional trauma, but if you do, this guide is here to help you.
Please feel free to share this with others and spread the positive vibes.
Live your best life and be happy.