Managing After a Life-Changing Event

Life-Changing Event - People Development Network

Experiencing a life-changing event

You have one life to live and you try to live it to the fullest. You work hard to provide a comfortable life for yourself and every member of your family. And yet, regardless of what you achieve, a single event can still change your life forever. 

A Road Well-Traveled 

Many people are terrific drivers and pay attention to their surroundings. However, once they get within a mile or so of their home they tend to relax and, often, lower their guard. Unfortunately, an accident can happen at any time and anywhere. One day you’re travelling along, almost home and suddenly, out of nowhere, a car crashes into the side of your car. You are injured and unable to remove yourself from the vehicle. Thankfully, the injuries are not life-threatening. However, the life you enjoyed just minutes before is no longer. 

Pain and Suffering 

You will have a lengthy recovery time that lasts for many months. And, while each day brings with it new hope, the prognosis is a permanent disability. This will mean a lifetime of limitations, prescribed medications and a reduced quality of life. As of now, you are home and unable to return to your present job. And, while the other driver (at fault) does have auto insurance, the insurance company wants to settle for an insulting amount. The good news is that you can contact a law firm with extensive experience in personal injury cases, such as Schwartzapfel Lawyers

Learning to Live Again 

A serious, life-changing event, such as an accident can cause you to fall into a state of depression. With your life now turned completely upside down, it’s easy to give in. However, if you remain positive, and learn to adapt to your new way of life, you may surprise yourself. Life often tests your inner being and keeping a bright outlook will allow you to continue to make the most of your life. 

Finding Peace 

Many people who become injured after an accident become angry. Unfortunately, holding onto ill feelings over an event will create problems with your family and depreciate your quality of life. While it may be hard to accept that you now have a disability, dealing with it and learning ways to make the most of it are important to both you and your loved ones. If you need a shoulder to cry on or release your anger, a therapist may prove beneficial. 

Starting Over 

You still have your mind and full use of the upper part of your body. Thankfully, you live in the age of continued advancements in technology. While you can’t return to the same job, you are able to work and even though you don’t have full use of your legs, you can still drive. Returning to some type of normalcy is essential. It will make you feel productive and like an active member of the family. Establishing a new daily routine is a good starting point. 

Getting Better Each Day 

Every day will get easier, and that’s a good thing. And, soon, you’ll start to smile and enjoy your day. When you feel your negative emotions trying to take over, try to think about how far you’ve come instead of how far you have to go. Put yourself back out there and start mingling with your siblings and close friends. Go to family parties and enjoy an evening out with your spouse. This will give you a chance to feel like yourself again. 

Life isn’t always fair or kind. A life-changing event can cause you pain and suffering, financial hardship and a strain on your relationships. However, if you remain positive and return to as normal a life as possible sooner, you’ll make progress and find ways to improve your life each day.

Ann Davis
About The Author: Anne started freelance writing and blogging in college while studying marketing and journalism and has since found something of a career writing about various business and professional topics around the internet. She's experienced with both blog content and on-site copywriting, thanks for reading!
Ann Davis
- 8 months ago