"There is a difference between repairing and patching up. Patching up is a fast, haphazard solution with which we try to regain the functionality of what has been broken without attending to any other criteria. But when you repair something, you know that love and the lesson learned are fused together to create a new piece, a new life that is much stronger and more beautiful than the previous one.

"Let's repair what has been broken, but let's do it focusing on what we want, not on what we have suffered or experienced. The time has come to look ahead, to lift our heads high and set an objective. The key here lies in the idea that as we repair ourselves, we start to define our future, our objectives, and our goals, facing our fears with bravery. Repairing what is broken is an exercise of courage because it means accepting that you might break again.

The Fifteen Actions That Will Heal Your Emotional Wounds

"Below, I propose fifteen actions that you will have to carry out in order to repair yourself. Follow every single step, one by one. Don't skip any because it's important that you erect a building with solid foundations that will allow you to rebuild your reality. (Editor's note: We are only listing the actions; see the book for Navarro's commentaries on each one.)

  • 1. Don't Flee from Adversity
  • 2. Don't Isolate Yourself
  • 3. Don't Fall into Helplessness
  • 4. Adversity Brings Change
  • 5. Accept That You Are Facing a Challenge
  • 6. Keep Your Eyes on the Long Term Focus Your Energy on the Short Term
  • 7. Focus Your energy on the Short Term
  • 8. Change and Accept
  • 9. Analyze Your Inner Dialogue
  • 10. Transmit Serenity and Peace
  • 11. Make Your Own Decisions
  • 12. Cultivate Optimism
  • 13. Treat Adversity as an Opportunity to Learn and to Reorient Your Life
  • 14. Find an Outlet for Your Emotions
  • 15. Don't Take Any Unnecessary Risks