In our experience as fire damage repair specialists, home restoration is but one part of recovering from a home fire. The emotional impact of experiencing a fire is just as difficult to recover from. In this blog, Action Restoration shares ways to facilitate your emotional recovery after a home fire.
Acknowledge Your Feelings
The days after a house fire are chaotic ones, accompanied by a mixture of grief, anger and fear. Sometimes the best way is not in putting on a happy face, but rather to face these feelings head-on. Recognizing these feelings and not turning away from them is your first step to full recovery.
Be With Your Loved Ones
Social support is a vital ingredient of emotional recovery. It usually helps to be around family and friends at this time, as you offer each other much-needed support, and the knowledge that you’re not going through this alone. More importantly, your children will need much love and support during such trying times. Children have a slower recovery process from such levels of trauma, and need reassurance from their parents and loved ones as much as possible.
Give Yourself a Break
Many people tend to keep themselves busy with work or recreation as a way to distract themselves. This is not a bad thing; however, you should stay aware of your body’s stress levels. Eat balanced meals, get the right amount of sleep and take breaks as needed. If you’re overseeing fire restoration work on your home, it helps to have a clear head when making critical decisions.
Remember That You Won’t Always Feel This Way
Some of your property may be gone forever in the fire, but the sense of loss that accompanies this feeling won’t be permanent. Remember that there are people who can help you on this journey to recovery.