Have you ever heard the saying “Whatever doesn’t kill you can only make you stronger?” We often forget that every last one of us has a story to tell. Most if not all of us have suffered from something in our pasts. From the loss of a loved one or even the loss of incense. Each of us has survived the trauma of some sort. Here is the thing, while some of us may be so close to the trauma that we feel as if it has the power to swallow us whole. There are those of us who have put in the work to ensure that our traumas do not define who we are or who we can be.
You Are Stronger Than You Know
Emotional trauma is a part of life. Whether you discuss it openly or keep it secret, all of us—even those who seem to have it all—have faced emotional distress or difficulty at some point in life. Some find a way to maintain a smile and a positive attitude. Others will dwell on every setback. It’s all in your mind. The emotional setbacks you experience in life are often not in your control, but the way you react to them is. You can decide whether a difficult time makes you stronger or weaker.
The victim mentality is a learned personality characteristic in which a person feels weak and unable to deal with or take action in difficult situations. People with victim mentalities perceive themselves as suffering from the actions of others and continue to feel this way even after the negative situation or actions are no longer present or relevant. However, this is a learned trait and learned traits can be changed.
Ready to Take Back Your Control?
1. Convince your mind that you are the owner of all your decisions
Boost your emotional immune system by setting goals to do great things and achieve success instead of adopting isolation, distress, and mental instability.
2. Develop a positive mindset by creating a positive personality
When the inner self becomes more positive, the external environment is automatically perceived as positive. A positive environment then makes you content and a content mind can push you towards productivity. Productivity results in success, and success on any level makes you happier. Mentality is a cycle; pursue a positive one, one step at a time.
3. Meditating is an effective way to minimize stress, anxiety, and self-pity, among many other negative emotions
Regular meditation gives your mind time to relax. It does not require any special place or equipment. You can do it anywhere.
4. Let go of your ego and create a brave soul that has the power to others, especially the loved ones around you
Do not be a hard nut to crack. Blaming others is easy; accepting your faults and taking steps to correct them is a bold move. Encourage yourself to take such bold steps. Harboring grudges in your heart will only result in stagnancy and an increasingly shrinking amount of positive and constructive energy around you.
When have you felt the victim of a circumstance? Have you tried to get rid of it, or are you still holding it close to you? Share your experiences and open up to others. You will soon see you are not the only one. Let’s move past it together.
You Are Not Alone
Some traumas can be too hard to handle alone. The best way to get past these painful experiences is to work through them with others. There is a reason that so many support groups exist. The reality is that there really isn’t anything we cannot do when we come together. If you feel like your trauma is more than you can endure alone, speak out and get help. Unfortunately, the only real way to process and deal with trauma is to go straight through it and come out the other end.
While the truth is that none of us will ever be the same, we all have the power to become even stronger than we were prior to the trauma. Personally, the knowledge that the trauma I experienced as a child will help me protect my future children and any other child I recognize the signs with. While I wouldn’t wish my experience on anyone. I take comfort in knowing that because I endured it my children will never have to. It is important to focus on whatever light you can find from the experience if you don’t want it to rule you.
Spinach Dip Bites
Gluten Free Vegan Serves 24
- 2 cups Frozen Spinach chopped & thawed
- 6 oz Artichoke Hearts Drained & chopped
- 1/2 tsp Garlic minced
- 2 Tbsp Vegan Parmesan
- 4 oz Vegan Cream Cheese softened
- 3/4 cup Cashew Cheese shredded
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
- 1 Can Gluten Free Vegan Puff Pastry
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl combine spinach, artichoke, garlic, and parmesan. Blend in cream cheese and half of the cashew cheese. Season and set aside. Roll out dough and cut into 2 inches (8×12) squares. Spray or treat the cupcake pan with nonstick. Spoon 1 tsp mixture into each square pulling corners of dough to center bake 15- minutes or until golden. Let cool and enjoy!
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