Navigating Disasters: Returning to Normalcy (Part IV)

While it may take time to fully restore normalcy, there are several steps you can take to regain a sense of stability and move forward. Part IV of Navigating Natural Disasters: From Preparation to Recovery explores how.

Establish a daily routine:

  • Stick to a regular schedule for activities and be mindful of pacing yourself and allow time for rest and self-care.

Develop a plan for recovery:

  • Create a comprehensive plan for work, personal life, and home recovery.
  • Collaborate on finding solutions and share resources to help each other move forward.

Consider professional counseling:

  • Disasters can have a profound impact on mental health and emotional well-being.
  • Consider seeking professional counseling for yourself and your family to address the emotional challenges.

Engage with your community:

  • Despite feeling overwhelmed, staying involved in community activities can offer hope and support to both you and your neighbors.
  • Look for volunteer opportunities at emergency shelters, building sites, and aid tents to contribute to the recovery efforts.

Returning to a sense of normalcy after a disaster is a gradual process. By establishing routines, making plans, seeking counseling support, and actively engaging with the community, you can take important steps toward recovery.

If you’re a homeowner experiencing financial difficulty, check out our Disaster Claims & Assistance and Financial Hardship FAQs.

For educational purposes only. If we are your mortgage servicer, please contact us for specific guidance.