Anxiety wants us to feel like there is no hope, like we’ll never regain control, we’ll never feel “normal” again.
The more I isolated, the easier it was to stay silent. It was an unhealthy habit that I had found myself embracing without even realizing it.
The good news is, you will feel stronger knowing that you can regain your balance both of your own accord and with the helping hand of your support system.
Healing from abuse hard enough without feeling that we can’t possibly live up to the unrealistic expectations we are confronted with every day.
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.