D). Take a time out. Try not to make any major decisions in the first month after a break up, like starting a new job or moving. If you can, wait until you’re feeling less emotional so that you can make better decisions. Stay focused on continuing your life, and making the best out of it every day. Bring something comforting to work, something that makes you smile. A child brings a toy or a blanket to day care, when they are scared and need to be nurtured. As adults we can comfort our inner child by bringing something small and appropriate to work. Maybe new photographs of your children or a comforting warm beverage to sooth your insides. How about printing out a great quote like, “Life is not always fair. Sometimes you get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow.” ~Terri Guillemets or “wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, and keeping it framed on your desk.
E) Try new activities. A beginning is always a new way to look at “an end”. Take the opportunity to explore new ideas, people, and activities. This can give you a chance to enjoy life in the here-and-now, rather than dwelling on the past. Try a new restaurant, or a new adventure. Anything that will make you smile, will be a positive focal point to think of, when you are about to break down at work. Laughter is always the best remedy. Remember at all times to “keep your head where your feet are”. If your feet are at work, your head should be too. If you live life, through the pain, you will have something positive to smile about when your head drifts out of the work place and into the sorrow. Redirect your thoughts in anyway you can. Tapping out negative thoughts through EFT helps a lot of people. If you Google the following link, it may help you to learn to quietly “tap” out your negative feelings, while you are at work, with no one watching. http://eftnewsletter.org/about/how-to-tap/
Sometimes returning to work is in our best interest. It can make the healing process easier and keep our minds and bodies open to healing instead of staying home loathing. Sometimes throwing ourselves back into work will help us Bounce Back. We are all different, but one thing we all need is support and a game plan.