Step 2: Find Clarity
This piece of the puzzle wouldn't have been possible without the help of a fantastic psychiatrist/psychotherapist. I've been attending weekly sessions with my therapist and am thrilled to say I'm no longer on any kind of anxiety medication. I've made more progress in the past few months than I had in the past few years.
Once your phone is off and you're away from the noise of everything that was consuming your life, seek clarity in multiple forms of treatment — but chiefly in the form of therapy. Read self-care books (I can recommend about 15!) to find inspiration and take solace in the fact that there are others who have walked this path. Fill your mind with fresh, positive ideas and healing methods.
Use your free time to journal, work on a vision board, do some colouring or crafting, cook, walk barefoot on the beach or in a park, and totally de-stress so you can figure out what you want next. This phase is crucial to determine what was "off" in your life and what was hurting you — but also what brings you joy. Don't put a restrictive timeline on this.