Temporary reactions after a disaster:
In order to get back to your regular routines, you may want to consider to:
- Feeling physically and mentally drained.
- Feeling unfocused and indecisive.
- Reacting impatient and frustrated.
- Becoming argumentative with family and friends.
- Experiencing fatigue, sadness, numbness, loneliness or unease.
- Finding it difficult to eat or sleep.
People deal with stress better than others and if you are experiencing some of the symptoms listed bellow after two weeks, it is important to seek medical assistance.
- Prioritise your safety and find somewhere where you can catch up with some sleep.
- Start eating healthy and balance your nutritional needs.
- Stay involved with your family and friends.
- Consider the emotions of your family and friends and become more patient to their needs.
- Set basic tasks and tackle them step by step.
- Look for important materials that may help you and your family.
- Be positive and consider how lucky you are to be after the disaster.
- Emotional spells or signs of anger.
- Problems eating.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Lost of interest.
- Physical problems, like headaches or stomachaches.
- Feelings of guilt,helplessness or hopelessness.
- Avoidance of family and friends.
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