As survivors, we often talk about how being vulnerable is scary.
Even for those who aren’t abuse survivors, drawing a line of not letting someone else define our worth isn’t exactly easy.
As survivors though, we have to be careful about burning ourselves out while we work through our trauma.
As survivors, we were affected in ways that many can not understand…
It can’t just be that we heal only during a therapy session, or a chat, or journaling, or any other type of validating experience.
Medication can be an important part of recovery, but they don’t have to be part of your life forever.
Take the great with the not so great, and give yourself permission to just be who you are.
Don’t give up on yourself and never underestimate the power that you have to go after what you want in life.
The fear of missing out can drive us to engage in relationships before we are ready; romantic, friendship, or business wise.
It’s also something that I personally battle on a regular basis.
It’s important for us to be able to look ourselves in a kinder, more gentle way and work to stop the cycle of shame and beating ourselves up emotionally.
We don’t need to be ashamed of the trauma we suffered, or of living with depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, DID, bipolar, or any mental illness.
7 Ways to cultivate a mindset of healing.
What it comes down to is, it’s important to be mindful of Anxiety and acknowledge it when it starts to creep back into our minds.
When a marriage or long time relationship comes to an end, the emotional toll can be unbelievably devastating to deal with.
It’s total invalidation of who we are and what we are capable of and deserving of.