Restoring and Reviving Your Life After a Nebraska Car Accident
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
Like most people, you likely already had a busy and fruitful life before the car accident. Perhaps you were facing serious challenges, such as a recent loss of employment, a death in the family or divorce. Maybe you had just gotten your driver’s license and/or your first personal vehicle. Whatever your situation, the following ideas should help you get your life back and apply new, productive strategies for any challenges that still await.
If you are already a fairly organized person, you probably had a full calendar and to-do list when the accident occurred. Naturally, everything on these lists was likely demoted to the back burner while you were in recovery. But now that the dust has settled, how will you cope with the flood of delayed responsibilities and regain a feeling of control and equilibrium?
Allot just a few hours to get organized with the following exercise.
- Write down all of your responsibilities: I mean everything—going to the grocery store, helping mom with her computer, paying the electric bill, visiting a therapist, meeting with a client, etc. Write down immediate and ultimate goals just to get them off your mind.
- Schedule with a large printed calendar or a digital calendar: Look at your list of responsibilities, and create a set schedule for accomplishing them. This will help you space out activities to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
- Recruit help: If your calendar still looks full or overwhelming, outsource some of these responsibilities—even if only temporarily. For example, hire a maid service to take care of daunting housekeeping tasks and/or ask a co-worker to take on a larger portion of the responsibility in a joint project.
Although the thought of laying everything out might seem formidable, but you will most likely find that the practice relieves stress. Furthermore, organizing and scheduling your responsibilities will help you regain a sense of control over your life and allow you to take everything one step at a time. There is no greater satisfaction than checking off or crossing out an item on your to-do list, and you will feel empowered looking back at what you accomplish over time.
Keep a journal
Another way to relieve stress, track progress and regain stability is to keep a journal. In Section One, we discussed the importance of keeping an injury journal that tracks the healing process and related matters. Continue to write regular journal entries to track progress in other realms in your life and safely vent problems and frustrations along the way.
Review your entries often (aim for once a week) for wisdom guidance. For example, if your journal entries reveal that highway traffic is a major source of stress for you and that your mood is more erratic on days where you don’t exercise, you can solve both problems by opting to bike to work instead.
For immediate insight into your Nebraska car accident, call Inkelaar Law to get the justice you deserve at (877) 537-4665, or visit www.JusticeYouDeserve.com.