“Sure, I’ll be fine. I just need some time to heal…”
How many of us have uttered this tried and true phrase before. Or have heard a loved one say it? While the sentiment is fine, the reality is that healing isn’t just something that happens, not even with “time” (and lots of it). “Heal” is a verb and, therefore, action has to be taken in order to really make any progress. If we keep doing the same things over and over and just hoping that time will work its magic, we’ll never actually heal. Yes, time can make things hurt less or make our memory a little more foggy, but time itself really is never enough in terms of healing.
And because so many of us are under the impression that time really is all it takes, we find ourselves bitter, angry, and sad, unwilling to trust or to truly let go, but we won’t really say why. All of these hurts, even the smallest ones, add up if we never actually heal from them, and that leaves us with wounds that keep us from living our best lives.
Regardless of what you need to heal from (no matter how big or how small the pain might be), we all have to remember that we must actually do something in order for true healing to take place. So while you might need time to prepare to heal, somewhere down the road you’ll actually need to put one foot in front of the other and do something about it.
Ready to start healing?
Here are three actionable things you can start doing right now…
Three Steps to Start Healing Today