There are also practical things you can do to help return to 'normal' (or the 'new normal' if things have changed). Getting back to your old routine, or starting a new one can also help to create a 'sense of safety' as things feel a bit more in-control and predictable.
And don't forget to self-care as much as you can - sleep, rest, exercise and looking after your bodies other basic needs (drinking water, eating nutritious food, etc.) all affect your wellbeing.
It's also important to draw on any of the supports and coping strategies you had before the disaster happened. For example, spending time with friends, or doing things you enjoy.
A lot of people find it really helpful to take part in the recovery effort in different ways, and this is a great way for communities to connect, come together and build resilience.
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