Sooth yourself back into the present moment – your body is just trying to keep you safe

When you are drowning in anxiety, when you are slowly suffocated by panic attacks – take a step back from the endless chatter of the world, close your eyes and take a deep breath.

Flashbacks are not real – your breathtakingly sharp worry is just your body trying to keep you safe from potential danger ahead. Potential – but not real. What is real, is this moment right here, right now. Keep breathing and sooth yourself back into the present moment. Show your body, again and again, that it is safe now.

Is it possible to feel better again?

One day, yes. Until then, one breath at a time. There is no timeline on healing, there can be ups and downs along your path for decades. That is ok. The only thing that matters is this moment, right now. Sooth yourself in any way you can, and be kinder to yourself.

Mere shadows from your memory cannot harm you

Face your fear and realize that you have been afraid of nothing but mere shadows from your memory. Memories cannot harm you, no matter how real it might feel. Open your eyes, take a deep breath and rest in the present moment.

It is a sign of positive strength to say no and set boundaries

People who hurt others are only acting out their own inner pain, they don’t need more hatred or punishment – they need help. And regardless the circumstances, if it feels even the slightest bit off to you, it is a beautiful sign that it is a good idea for you to say no and set boundaries.

If they freak out when you say no and set boundaries – your boundaries were very much needed! Don’t let them or their actions bring you down – you can grow as a person because of it all, and you help them too by setting your boundaries. It is all of value

Time doesn’t heal all wounds – you do

Time may help fade some memories and aid in your healing process by giving you some distance from the painful experiences. However, time doesn’t heal all wounds – you do.

There is always a glimmer of hope inside your heart

At times you may feel lost in dark despair, and you may tremble by the mere thought of what happened. However, it is never hopeless and it is never too late because no matter how dark it might temporarily seem – there is always a glimmer of hope inside your heart. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and trust that this too shall pass.

Forgive them without words, fill your heart with compassion and set yourself free

Those who laugh at your insecurities, don’t care about the darkness you had to go through. Not because they are insensitive, but because they are so caught up in their own inner pain and turmoil.

Those who hurt others are only acting out their own inner pain, whether they know it or not. Forgive them without words, hold nothing but compassion in your heart for them and set yourself free.

A vital part of your healing journey

Hiding away from the world in your own safe haven may not take away the thing you fear, however, it may give you a moment of rest and relief which might be exactly what your body needs. So hide away, rest and refuel your energy – it is a vital part of your healing journey.

Hard times reveal who truly cares about you – fill your heart with gratitude

If those you called friends were absent when you were drowning in despair, fill your heart with gratitude without them in your life as your zest for life slowly returns. Those who stayed with you when you shattered into a million pieces, showed you what truly matters in life.

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