Many times in our lives things change - loss occurs - with or with out our 'help'.
It is important for our healthy emotional survival to acknowledge and recognize the loss and how it is affecting us - not to try to deny its impact - but also to recognize that our natural genetic programming is to move forward.
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HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH EMPTY PLACES... DON'T HIDE FROM REALITY! TELL IT LIKE IT IS!
· Acknowledge the loss/lack
· Recognize what created the loss (was it in your control?)
· Explore the underlying need
· Create a healthy substitute
Here's a simple example:
Let's say for one reason or another you 'lose' your job. Maybe by choice, or maybe not.
To walk through the above steps, you would first acknowledge that something is different in your life - it feels different.
Next you recognize how much of this change was in your control and how you feel about this. Deal with your feelings.
Then look at the underlying need that the job addressed. Did it provide self-esteem? Create structure in your life?
Finally, ask yourself if you still need what it gave you. If the answer is yes, don't rip yourself off - find your next 'job' to meet those needs.
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