Talking about abuse is uncomfortable. Uncomfortable for the person sharing their experience and uncomfortable for the person listening. And when it comes to emotional or psychological abuse it often is even harder to comprehend because there aren't any physical scars. But that doesn't mean they aren't there.
Recently I've felt a bit out of alignment and completely exhausted making it difficult to focus and get back in alignment. I've tried numerous things since July to get back in action and now I'm sharing what has actually helped with you!
For the majority of our lives we focus a lot of what other people think of us. We’re conditioned to really want others to like us. And while we should all strive to be the type of person others enjoy being around, the practice of caring what others think of us can actually be pretty dangerous to our own happiness.
I was at the gym with a few new friends and opened up about how I had previously been in an abusive relationship. I mentioned something about knowing the red flags but when one of my friends asked what they were, my mind just went blank. Now that I have my wits about me, here’s a look at some of the signs.
To me self love is about reflection, giving yourself the permission and the opportunities to better yourself, build your confidence and self-worth, remove negativity, forgive yourself, and to become who you truly are.