How to Keep that Auto Accident From Ruining Your Life

Getting in an auto accident is never on anyone’s top ten list of things to do. It seems like an overwhelming process that takes up all day, every day to get through. There’s paperwork, and then there’s your car. Damaged, possibly repairable. So now you add shopping for a new car to the list – and figuring out how to pay for it. And what about the health problems? If you were hurt, it’s an all-day reminder of the accident, that pricks you when you move a certain way or a cast on your arm that’s a constant reminder. So…how do you keep all that from ruining your life? It’s not easy to change your mindset, but you can do it!

“See the positive side, the potential, and make an effort.” Now that might be a quote from the Dalai Lama, but we can all see some wisdom in that. It’s easy to have negative thoughts, especially when we feel like something wasn’t out fault.

These types of negative thoughts drain you and keep you in the past – thinking about things that you can’t change. Be a master of the present moment. Put your ugly thoughts of the accident away. Visualize them being taken out of your head and then locked in a box. Take that box to a deserted island and bury it deep. This is only one small visualization technique that can help you feel like you are putting that auto accident behind you.

Focus on what you can do to help others. When we are serving the needs of other people, we tend to forget about our own problems. This can be just the balm that you need to get over your auto accident. Do something small like take a neighbor or coworker a treat. Just smile at people. When you make someone’s life better, you make yours better as well.

Don’t be a victim, even if the paperwork says you were. Take responsibility. You can choose to have a positive outlook. You can choose to be happy. If you are shopping for a new car, you can choose to be happy to get something new (even if it is just new to you), something less expensive, or something that you have always wanted. You can turn every bad thing into a positive if you just try hard enough. When you start thinking negative thoughts, take a minute to realize that no one is perfect and try again.

Auto Accident Representation in Houma, LA

If you’re in the Houma, LA area, Waitz & Downer is ready to help ensure you’re protected and supported in the wake of a car accident. Contact us at 985-876-0870, and we’ll provide you with the help you need.