Emotional healing is a journey that is unique to each and every one of us, but there are certain things that we can all work on to make the process smoother. In this article, I want to share five things that have helped me on my emotional healing journey.
1) One of the things that has been crucial for me on my emotional healing journey is self-awareness. I've learned to take the time to reflect on my thoughts, feelings, and actions. This means being honest with myself about my strengths, weaknesses, and limitations. It also means acknowledging the impact of past experiences on my life. Being self aware helps me identify patterns and triggers that may be holding me back from my inner healing, and it helps me gain a sense of direction and motivation.
2) I've also learned to appreciate the art of self-compassion. We often face challenges that can take a toll on our mental health. That's why it's important to treat ourselves with kindness, care, and understanding and acknowledge our pain, mistakes, and shortcomings without judgment or criticism. Practicing self-compassion may help cultivate inner peace, reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and improves overall well-being.
3) Setting boundaries is a MUST. Boundaries help us establish clear expectations, communicate our needs, and respect our limits. They also help us avoid toxic relationships, situations, and behaviors that can drain our energy. By setting and enforcing boundaries, I'm able to create a safe and supportive environment for my healing process. And when I DON’T set boundaries, I absolutely pay the price!
I've learned to prioritize my own needs and values (without feeling guilty), and build healthier and more fulfilling relationships.
4) Practicing gratitude has been a literal life changer for me. Even when my back has been against the wall, practicing gratitude has helped me focus on the positive aspects of my experience. This gives me the space to shift my mindset from scarcity to abundance, from fear to hope, and from despair to joy.
5) Last but not least, let's talk about the "Growth Mindset". Having a growth mindset has been crucial for me on my emotional healing journey. I’ve faced so many obstacles in my past that made me doubt my potential. But having a growth mindset is all about believing in our ability to learn and grow, even in the face of adversity. It means embracing challenges and failures as opportunities to learn and improve. By adopting a growth mindset, I've been able to develop a sense of purpose, confidence, and self-efficacy, and unlock my full potential.
So, there you have it! These five things - self-awareness, self-compassion, boundaries, gratitude, and a growth mindset - have been key for me on my emotional healing journey. Remember, healing is a process, not a destination. Be patient, persistent, and compassionate with yourself, and reach out for support when you need it.
~Coach Brandi Nik @coachbrandinik