What is post traumatic growth?
Goggle’s answer: Post traumatic growth refers to positive psychological change experienced as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life circumstances.
I guess this study can go from extreme cases to moderate ones.
Extreme cases…I’d say…experiencing loss? Someone you love tremendously pasted? How about a normal check up turned into cancer? Yes, I’d say these are extreme cases.
Moderate cases…how about lose your job, car, house, girlfriend? When you compare it to cancer it fits under moderate correct? I think so.
I’m not implying that we shouldn’t feel pain or stress with both extreme and moderate events, I’m just looking at the big picture. I stress about a whole lot of things. I really do. I may not voice it as much as the people around me but I have a lot of the same problems you may have. I like to deal with things independently. I see it as…in the END, I am the one who has to live with my decision. Therefore, advice is good, but I find silence and alone time works best. There is nothing like a clear mind when it comes to reflecting and problem solving. We all have different ways of dealing with things. Just remember you know yourself best. Make sure whatever you decide, you’ll be happy with it when all is done.
I think I’m going through a very trying time right now. Just when I think the storm has passed, I find it raining again. It’s tricking me I suppose. I’m one to weather the storm, never giving up. Life is like the seasons. Spring is great, everything is blooming. Winter is grinding time. If you’re not productive during this time you won’t have any growth. Therefore no fruit to pick in the summer. Summer is both good and bad. That’s when all your hard work pays off. But then again there are always unforeseen events. A wrench in your plan. You can do everything you’re suppose to do and still come up short. Will you throw in the towel? Or will you see it as an opportunity to plan better the next time around? You see, it’s all in how we think. How we see life. Half full or half empty? I say just be grateful you even have a damn glass!
Our lives are all different, just like our wants, desires and need to succeed. BUT, there is one thing we are all blessed to have, equally, and that is 24 hours in a day. What we do with it is based on our mind-frame, our ambition. We all have a mental image of the life we want. Although we fixate on the destination forgetting the journey is just as important. It ALL matters. Good, bad…ups, downs…little rewards, big rewards…joy, sadness…they ALL teach us lessons, makes us strong.
Most give up at the first sign of trouble or heartbreak. Post traumatic growth is about getting through ALL obstacles. Some will make it out and shine, some will parish. Strength is build upon struggles. I’m sorry that it works that way. At least you’ll discover there isn’t anything you can’t handle…that you’re a fighter. I’m a fighter. Sometimes I’m so tired though Sometimes I wish life was a little easier. I know wishes can come true backed by action. I’d like for things to get better NOW, I’d like things to happen NOW. Unfortunately, it’s not. I know that things happen in time. I must have patience, I must work hard and be consistent. Little good habits everyday will pay off. My knack for searching will only feed and grow my mind. Too much knowledge is never a bad thing. I won’t just wish for things to be easier. I will wish for more wisdom, more skills, more courage.
I will get through hardship with intelligence and a strong backbone. Post traumatic growth is a beautiful thing. Most that go through this see life as a valuable blessing. There are moments of doubt and hopelessness. That’s understandable. Just don’t stay there too long, I won’t stay there too long either. Why? Because we’re fighters, we’re ambitious, we’re thankful, we’re givers, we’re compassionate, we’re loving…most of all, we have reason. We know there’s a reason for our existence. And there is no way in hell we’re going to ever give up.