The act of surviving emotional abuse takes more than an act of courage, will, and hope that tomorrow will be better. It’s a process that identifies that being a survivor is a journey and that the road to recovery is an ongoing process!
When we are the survivors of an abusive past, it often creates a ripple effect that extends far beyond the initial act of abuse. It transforms ideas about how we feel about ourselves and others, to mirror the words or actions of the abusers. The act of moving forward will be a long journey, but it starts with taking small steps and celebrating every inch of progress.
The first phase of surviving emotional abuse is to begin the mental reconditioning process by introducing positivity and hope back into your thoughts.
It is not as simple as it sounds, but it is a starting point to make strides towards feeling and living a rewarding life.
It starts with self-love:
It is important to first identify the negative associations, and then come up with 15-25 words that disprove any abusive words that do not signify who you are.
ASSIGNMENT OF THE DAY
Write out “I Am” in front of each empowering word, and say them out loud throughout the day. This will help recondition the mind to start to build positive associations. SELF-LOVE, IS THE BEST LOVE!
The second phase is to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. If joining a gym does not fit into your budget or schedule, you can incorporate other activities or hobbies to get the same benefit.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TIPS!
Hiking, biking, kayaking and even walking are all greats ways to get active without spending a lot of time or money.
These activities are good for your health but also important in releasing chemicals in the brain that is associated with happiness. As you increase your physical activity, you should consult a licensed health professional before beginning any exercise—so you will be covered.
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