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Lifestyle: Finding Peace When Struck With Tragedy

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We often hear stories about terrible circumstances affecting other people. We often consider those horrific events to never have a place in our own lives. This is until we are a victim of one.

Almost every person who encounters a difficulty will often say ‘I didn’t think this would ever happen to me.’ It shows that in order to process the tragedy of issues happening to others, we often prevent considering how we would react if a similar issue happened to us. It’s not hard to imagine why.


We often find more utility in appreciating the positivity in our lives than worrying about what would happen if everything went wrong. Perhaps this is for the absolute best.

Still, when difficulty strikes, it can be important to know how to proceed. While everyone processes tragedy in a different way and it’s unlikely that an article on the internet could help you find complete peace, knowing a few methods to follow no matter what can help you potentially find your way more appropriately when surrounding by this confusing mist.

Here are a few habits to help you through the worst of times:

Seeking Justice

While it may not resolve the cause of the incident or settle the pain you feel, finding justice can help you seek closure for the matter. For example, even when an accident occurs and no one is fully to blame, it can be important to learn more information about what compensation can be provided through a wrongful death lawsuit, ensuring that the matter is closed legally and the burden is lessened even by 0.01%. It can be a difficult time to proceed with this so soon after an event, but doing so can help you get it out of the way in the first instance, allowing you to seek your own peace sooner rather than later, and in the event of real error, seek reparations from or against those who were responsible.

Coming Closer Together

If there is any time that should bring you and your family together, it will be this period of tragedy. It can feel very tempting to try and isolate yourself when feeling pain, and there is absolutely no shame in finding your own time to reflect. Sometimes too much social contact can be a burden in times like this. However, finding strength from those around you, and lending yours to them can have a mutually restorative quality, something that can help ease your troubles to a degree. When focusing on one another you realize you are not alone despite the circumstance, and this can help you keep your head held a little higher.

Reflecting & Using Your Pain

After taking the break you need, it can be that instead of allowing yourself to stew in your negative feelings, you take the time to use them for something productive. It might be that funnelling your pain and sadness into a creative hobby, into learning something or getting involved in your work can be more constructive than many other hobbies. That energy will not sit still. It will direct itself in a direction, and it’s your responsibility to yourself and your loved ones to try and channel it in good orientations, despite the temptations to perhaps pick up bad habits.

The tone of this article may not have been too cheery, but we hope it helps someone in need suffering the negative spectrum of life that we all come into contact with from time to time. We wish you nothing but the best for the future.

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Robert D. Cobb
Founder, Publisher and CEO of INSCMagazine. Works have appeared and featured in places such as Forbes, Huffington Post, ESPN and NBC Sports to name a few. Follow me on Twitter at @RobCobb_INSC, email me at [email protected]

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