Becoming a veteran soldier means a life transition from military to civilian, which brings with it lots of life-changing challenges and opportunities. Veterans look forward to being civilians as they can spend more time with their family and friends. They no longer have to worry about military structures.
Transitioning from one service to another raises lots of questions with it, wandering
- What to do in this new phase?
- What will it bring to me?
- How was my life before as compared to now?
- How will I adapt myself to this new environment?
- Will I lose the discipline and physical endurance?
- Is there a way going back?
Your experience in the military service is completely made you change and look different, whether you have served country during war or peacetime.
As you make adjustment in your transition, you may
- Feel more uncomfortable
- Lonely and alone
- Miss the adrenaline rush
- Become annoyed
How can you come over from it?
- Reach out to other veterans or group of veterans
- Eating healthy meals
- Exercising regularly
- Having a sound sleep
- Avoid unhealthy fixes such as alcohol, or drugs
- Being patient and anticipating changes
On top of it, having a talk with your family and friends about your experience in both military and civilian life can help you deal with this transition.