If you’ve been involved in a disaster, whether it was a fire, water damage (including sewer overflows), or wind and storm damage, you’re probably under a lot of stress… and that’s perfectly normal. It’s not healthy to stay stressed for a long time, though, so use these tips to help yourself start moving forward.

Tips for Easing Stress After a Disaster

It’s always a good idea to talk to someone about your feelings, whether you’re feeling guilty, angry, upset or sad – or anything else. Many people find it incredibly helpful to talk to a professional counselor who’s experienced in post-disaster stress.

Don’t hold yourself responsible for the disaster – or for failing to prepare adequately. There wasn’t anything you could’ve done that would’ve changed this outcome, so please remember that!

Try to stay healthy by getting enough rest, exercise and relaxation time. We know it’s hard; we’ve seen people struggle with it before, but it’s definitely worthwhile to try. If you can, stick to a normal routine as much as possible. At the same time, try to limit demanding responsibilities that can slow your emotional recovery.

Spend time with your family and friends whenever possible, and rely on your support network as much as you can, whether it’s your family, your friends, your religious group or anything else.

Let Us Worry About Fixing Things Up

If you’ve been subject to a disaster – man-made or natural – we can help you pick up the pieces. Let us worry about the technical side of things, such as fire and smoke damage repair and reconstruction services, so you’re free to focus on yourself and your family.

Call us at 734-352-9183 or contact us online so we can schedule an appointment to analyze the situation and help you get back on track.