A crisis can be anything - it depends on you and your life. We have all had a crisis at some time in our lives. Some have had many.
FIRST we must take a moment and just breath - then make a plan. You can deal with anything that comes your way with persistence and determination.
A crisis can be anything. Loss of job or income, health crisis, family death, loss from weather event, etc..
How you deal with it is up to you.
1. MINDSET - is so important. Just try to calm down for a moment and know you HAVE to make a plan. Analyze the situation and what you already have lined up, just in case.
Do you have a pantry to cover food?
Do you have an emergency fund to cover finances?
Do you have some plans in case a death happens? (Life insurance, wills, joint accounts/property, etc.)
Do you have a plan on where to evacuate in case of weather event or plan on sheltering in place?
Whatever the situation is - you HAVE to move FORWARD!!!
Remember that and your mindset is better.
2. MAKE A ROUTINE - don't just flounder and do nothing. It is easy to do.
Make yourself get up each day at a certain time - have meals at set times - pay bills on a schedule - take care of pets at certain times - maybe make phone calls at a certain time - go do errands on certain days and times - garden at specific times - check on others, etc.
MAKE yourself follow a routine and stick to it.
Trust me it is easy to let yourself get down (no matter the situation) and get depressed. We have to move and plan and DO!
3. REASSESS - your life. Depending on the crisis - your life may have just changed forever! Older plans may not be practical now. Regardless of your situation - you need to look at life and future life and probably make new plans, at least for the short run.
If you lost an income or job - well, vacations may need to be gone, budgets will need re-vamped, fun will look differently, cook at home and from scratch, etc. You will have to do things differently at least for now.
If you lose a partner - your future will be totally different. You have to alter your plans to take care of yourself.
If you go through a bad illness - others may need to help and pitch in for a while. You may have to learn to accept help. You will surely look at things and people differently.
Life will surely give us all detours at some point. That is a given. We just have to get past our momentary melt-downs (we all do it) and go forward.
All the worry and stress you do - fixes nothing!!!!!! It makes you feel worse - but fixes NOTHING!
We all have the chance the get creative no matter the situation. Creativity equals learning. Learning equals moving forward and at some point contentment. You have to push yourself and not give up. Giving up is easy - pushing yourself forward is work, but my oh my it is worth it all!
You have to give 100% of yourself - no matter the situation.
Think back to the worst day in your life............. Now realize you are still here! You made it past that worst day. I know we have all had many "worst" days. Each time we think nothing could be worse - then at some point the horrible happens. Yet you are sitting here reading this TODAY! You got past that day. It wasn't easy, it wasn't enjoyable, it was hard - but you are here.
We can get through what we need to get through. We need to be persistent, move forward, calm down and breathe, make a plan and do it!
Prayer helps me get through all bad situations. I known not everyone is the same, but I believe everyone is spiritual on some level. Work hard and ask for spiritual guidance. I truly don't know where I would be without it.
Look at a crisis as a learning situation. From all bad things something good comes (it really does in some way).
Be the strong person you CAN be and THRIVE!!!!!
Blessings to all.