Bad news can wreak havoc on your health and family stability. To help you avoid it, I share with you some tips that will be useful to you.
Have you received any news that you did not expect and that, unfortunately, is bad? No person is exempt from receiving bad news such as the death of a loved one, an accident, the loss of a job, an infidelity, a financial crisis or a fatal illness. These types of situations are not always easy to assimilate; Many times they involve a very painful process, since they arrive when they are least expected or, if they are foreseeable, we never fully assimilate them. Not knowing how to control our reactions to problems can alter your physical and emotional health, as well as that of those around you.
Not all people face bad news in the same way, since much depends on the life we have led, our education, culture, customs and values. For example, a person facing the death of their pet may be engulfed in grief and could often be tried, without realizing how serious the person’s grief may be.
For this reason, it is important to be prepared in these situations to know how to react without altering health and family life. Today I share with you some recommendations that will help you cope with this bad news.
1. Become aware
It is always advisable to be positive and put negative thoughts aside. But this does not mean that something you do not want will not happen. You must be analyzing and being aware of the seriousness of the news: how much can you do to remedy it? Think about possible solutions, without falling into despair and stress. How big is the bad news? How many of your family can be affected? Take some time to breathe and absorb the bad news; do not react immediately, as this can upset the people around you.
2. Share the news
Believe it or not, sharing bad news can be very useful, as two heads are better than one. Gather all the members of your family and share this news in the best way you can. Take the time to explain the problem, be clear and look for alternatives to execute an action plan. Delegate responsibilities to alleviate the emotional burden that may be generated in those moments.
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It is impossible not to cry at bad news; express your feelings and emotions, do not repress them because this will affect your health. This action will help you clear your mind, release pain, stress and frustrations. You should know that crying causes hormones to be released that have the function of making the pain not so strong. Crying will give you peace of mind and has many health benefits.
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4. Don’t stop making your life
It is important to act and implement solutions to bad news, but it is advisable to balance your mind with moments of distraction. You can use your time doing some daily activities, such as cooking, doing laundry, watching a movie, listening to music, writing. Try to spend as much time with your family; rest and renew your energies.
5. Ask for help and seek to learn
When you feel that you have not been able to cope with this bad news after a while, it is advisable to seek help from a specialist for advice. With a little help it will be easier to relieve the pain; a specialist can help you accept reality and face life. You will have more alternatives to solve your problem. Think that every bad news or situation must go through something, there must always be new learning or knowledge; learn from it.
6. Strengthen your spirituality
No matter what belief you have, as long as you have faith and hope, you can find the strength to move on. Take time to pray and meditate so that you can find the peace your heart needs.
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Remember that bad news is the best opportunity to learn something new. Sometimes it will be difficult for you to think that problems can be solved, you will think that it is impossible and that you will never find the way out, but persist and fight for your welfare and that of your family. You will always find that light on the path, which will guide you.