Life is full of surprises and not all of them are pleasant. Unwelcome experiences can rob us of our happiness just when everything seems to be going great, and that’s when we must make a choice: to dwell over and rue what happened or to pull ourselves up and look for ways to mitigate the grief.

When something bad happens, such as losing a loved one, losing a job, suffering financial loss in business, or losing one’s health to a chronic illness, it is natural to feel defeated and frustrated. However, everyone needs to move on eventually and make the most of what they have left.

If you’re struggling with getting over a bad patch in your life, you may find the following tips helpful.

Accept what has happened and pull yourself out of the victim phase

Going through a bad experience, particularly when you had no role in making it happen, can be even more distressing than a mistake you know you could have avoided. It makes you feel like you have been wronged for no fault of yours.

Whatever the cause of your grief, the first step toward healing yourself is to accept what happened with a full heart. While it’s not as easy as it reads, accepting a problematic situation will give you the strength to change your circumstances.

Step away from the problem and see if it feels as enormous

It is human nature to turn minor unfavorable situations into big problems and then mull over how they are affecting our life and peace. Indeed, a loss as big as losing a loved one or losing a job you needed badly cannot be trivialized, but, if you allow yourself to step away and look at a bad episode as an outsider, most situations won’t look as daunting as they did before.

Moreover, disconnecting from negative space, people and feelings will re-energize you to get your life in order.

Consider what you learned from the experience

Sometimes but not always, being forced into unfavorable circumstances can be a good thing. For instance, losing a job you could never muster the courage to leave could put you on the path to a more fulfilling career. Or, the end of a bad relationship could be an opportunity to set yourself free and find a partner who’s right for you.

Often, changing your mindset can turn a seemingly devastating event into an unexpected life lesson.

Looking for more inspiration to get over a challenging phase and start afresh? Explore spiritual experiences, tarot reading or psychic healing to get a greater insight into your own mind.

Everyone has their own reasons to get a psychic reading. Some are looking for that one breakthrough to help them bounce back from a bad situation and others are simply seeking to connect with forces beyond the realm of common knowledge.

Whatever your motive, spiritual healing can help you find the balance you lost to an unfortunate life event beyond your control.