Do you sometimes just walking around like a headless chicken? Do you, like me, like to sit down for a moment, pour yourself a cuppa and put pen to paper?
Toxic people both demean and overemphasize health and self-care. While being criticized for not healing and for trying to heal, I’d be told I’d die a horrible, slow, young death.
Whenever I feel like this whole “history of parental emotional abuse” is getting me down, I like to focus on the positive lessons I learned from my toxic parents. Even if I learned them the hard way.
Even when survivors distance themselves from a toxic person, we often still hear their voice in our heads, drowning out our own inner-voice and reaffirming the doubt that was planted a long time ago. In effect, we have a bully in our head.
What I did not yet realize is that sharing my story would have a profound effect on my own healing process. Or that it could positively influence so many other survivors’ lives as well.
Journaling can have many positive effects on your journey of healing and abuse recovery. Receiving feedback from peers can make that experience even better.
I definitely feel that writing about my story has helped me gain insight. Using a forum to tell that story does not only mean that you receive feedback, It also means you will be asked to clarify or reconsider your story.
It may sound too good to be true? Journaling for emotional healing. Can simply putting pen to paper really help you? Short answer? Yes!
I a very happy to take some time today to talk about a personal experience on my healing Journey, as I gave my memories wings this weekend.