Needless to say, if your child has gone missing, it becomes so easy to begin blaming yourself. It’s understandable, especially if you lost your child while you were just spending your time trying to score the latest coupon codes on products instead of seriously minding your child. But then again, there are better and more productive things to do than to just wallow in self-pity and regret. There are proactive courses of action that you can take, in order for you to regain some of your physical and emotional strength.
Some Tips for How to Stay Strong and Healthy
As you try to keep looking for your missing child, it’s important to remember that you need to maintain your health. In order for you to do so, stop wasting your time crying over photographs of your Amsterdam holiday. While it helps to keep your child alive in your mind, it certainly won’t help you to recuperate.
One thing you should do is to force yourself to eat and to sleep, every day. Your body needs food and sleep in order to endure this ordeal. Although eating and sleeping may seem incredibly difficult, you must try. If eating regular meals feels like too much of a drain or if it brings back painful memories of your child, change your meal times and locations.
Another thing you can do is to make sure that you always have time for physical activity and exercise. Any type of physical activity, even walking the dog, can help to ease the stress on your body and clear your head. Physical exercise also can help you relax at night so your body gets the sleep it needs.
Also, you can exert effort to create some personal space just for you, a place where you can be quiet and alone. Find a place of refuge — away from the pressure of the search and the investigation — where you can be alone with your thoughts and regroup. Even a few quiet minutes can significantly relieve stress. It may help to walk in the park, visit your church or synagogue, or talk to a neighbor. Try to take as much time as you need and can spare.