As necessary as leaving toxic relationships is, it is equally important to make sure those toxic relationships don’t continue to live on inside our head once we’ve decided to make a new life for ourselves.
Each month, we like to collect article, video, and meditation resources to with you! If you’d like to find out more about how to take control of your inner voice, check out the links below!
Being Kind To Yourself As You Commit To Self-Improvement
The temptation to beat ourselves up when we’re not where we think we should be can be overwhelming sometimes. But we deserve to treat ourselves with the same kindness that we’d treat a cherished friend. Here are some helpful resources to help you have self-compassion as you gauge where you’re at, and attempt to rebuild your sense of self after abuse.
Developing New Skills That Serve You
As Mags always says, “Healing is about learning new skills.” Abusive relationships condition us to think in unhealthy and self-destructive ways. These methods of thinking and action may have been necessary for survival. But now that you’re looking to experience a healther life, you can recondition your mind by changing the way you think and behave—in order to serve you and your greatest good.
Prioritising Yourself And Your Needs
As abuse targets, we were taught that our needs and wants were not a priority. We were taught that it is selfish to want what we want, or to ask for our needs to be met. So we shut down who we truly are in order to cope with the abuse people and situations. But now that you’re out, it’s time to prioritise YOU. You matter, your boundaries matter, your passions matter, and so do your health and happiness.