For me, healing is a process and can derail. Some situations take longer to heal than others.
My first step in my healing process is to identify what I need to heal from; is it an illness, a person, or other types of circumstance?
Some things I consider are as follows:
How to get rid of yesterday's burden.
Finding my way back to my happy place.
Are there circumstances I can control?
Say a daily mantra, an example, it's time (add whatever it is time for)
Once I get back to the good, stay there.
I am purposeful with my process. There are days I might not have anything to write down for reflection, so I mediate. During the healing process, I have learned to be kind to myself. Anything other than kindness would defeat my process.
I have a whiteboard in my bedroom. Recently I changed what was written on the board to fit my journey. Learning to be uncomfortable is fine. It is part of my growth. The other part of my process is what I feed my soul.
My food; what I listen to on tv, radio, and social media are all included in my healing process. What you feed your soul stays with your mind and can't rest. I eat unhealthily and feel bad, so I do my best to nurture my temple with good food.
If you are on a journey of healing, find what works best for you. Taking small steps does help. I hope the information I shared helps to provide some insights for you to consider.
Best of luck on your journey; leave a comment if you have comments or need more information. You can find my Love Yourself journal book for purchase in the link on the menu.