By far the hardest thing to manage after you have escaped abuse and gone No Contact is your own mental boundaries. There are likely many ways to achieve retraining your thoughts, but I found four that were very successful for me.
One reasons why within recovery boundaries are so important, is that abusers don’t do boundaries. They see their targets as an extension of themselves.
Limited contact does not always work, it is tricky to maintain. Toxic people are notorious for not respecting your boundaries, so why would they this time?
In a world where we are hardly viewed as people, and more as the embodiment of whatever job we have, we may need to ask: what are boundaries at work anyway?
Stress is a common feature of modern life, especially when you are dealing with toxic people. So, here are resources to help you handle stress like a pro!
It not always easy to spend time with relatives… Michael Ballard shares 3 hack to deal with the holidays (but they work on other days too!)
We prepared a webinar to take you through some ideas on battling the overwhelm this Christmas, and keeping yourself away from too much stress and anxiety
We all worry, get anxious and stressed! Rationally we are able to tell ourselves that we shouldn't stress, but it can be hard to get our gut to follow suit.
There may be days that you feel you will never truly recover from the abuse. Feeling overwhelmed is understandable, but not conducive to your healing. So how do you get back in the driver's seat?
Here are 5 things I do to break out of negative thinking, shift some of that energy and create a happier mind.