Welcome to the thirteenth day of the 2020 Love Blog Challenge! Today’s prompt is Healing. Check out the announcement post for all the prompts and rules this month. You can still join the link-up for yesterday’s topic, Challenges.
I’m currently in a healing phase. If you have been following this blog, you might have seen a mention of how 2019 was hard for me. The rain started beating me towards the end of 2018, and in 2019 it flooded due to circumstances that were without my control.
So I’m Currently In a Healing Period
I don’t know how long this period will last. However, I’m taking more water, I have a skincare routine which includes Bio-Oil for my acne skin and face masks.
Healing for me has become a hibernation of sorts, where I come out to read, write, work and write. The introverted part of me has become more pronounced and I’m slowly coming back through Twitter; engaging with writers, sharing other people’s posts and staying on the part of Twitter that went to Private school :). People are a bit nicer there.
How I Approach Healing
Podcasts: Healing for me includes listening to podcasts around my interests, listening to music, writing and a lot of alone time.
Books– I have read a lot of books about healing and writing. I read a lot of articles on Medium as it is important for me, to see life through other people’s eyes. My current read is The Freelance Content Marketing Writer by Jennifer Gregory.
Faith- I listen to faith-building messages and have a community of like-minded people. I’m slowly coming to terms that in life we’ll experience difficulties even though we’re Christians. It’s one thing to know that, it’s an entirely different thing to go through the valley and come out knowing and believing that it is well.
Yeah, even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. ~ Psalm 23:4
Every storm will pass. We might be tossed and turned, but we will not be shipwrecked. We will walk through the valleys.
Music: Music has been a great resource for me. I listen to binaural music to relax, study, meditate and gospel rock. I also dance to afrobeats sometimes. Binaural music enables me to concentrate on my writing so long as the beats do not drum out my thoughts.
Sometimes we need just the right song to put our feelings into words and move through and past them.
Prayer: When you don’t have any strength at all, The Lord’s prayer goes a long way. In addition, you can own the promises of God in the Bible, that he’ll never leave you nor forsake you. You can remind Him of these promises. At times, this is just what we need to get through the day.
Friends: Is there anyone with whom your soul feels secure enough to be vulnerable and naked? You need those friends. The thing with healing is there will be days when you’ll feel as if your healing journey is just beginning.
Friends are people who can hold your hand. As the proverbs say, a brother is born for adversity.
How You Can Support Someone In a Healing Process
First, you can read more about their process, situation and learn how to help them. You can also be there for them, offer them financial help, do duty and chores for them or run errands for them.
Second, you can ask them about their day, and be in constant communication with them. It’s the little things that count.
Finally, you can offer to accompany them for doctor’s appointments.
What is your approach to healing?
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