Being in an abusive relationship is something that can really have a negative effect in the life of a woman. For this reason it’s important that she is able to maintain a daily list of habits that will help her overcome the situation and once again give her the confidence to eventually be open to another relationship. Author and Life Coach Robert Moment says, there are 7 daily habits that will help make an abused woman stronger after leaving an abusive relationship.
Here is the list of 7 daily habits that are very useful for this.
1-Remind yourself that time heals all wounds
You need to be aware of this and also be convinced that your traumatic experience will one day be nothing but a distant memory that no longer feels painful. By reminding yourself daily that time will heal all kinds of emotional wounds you will make the recovery process even faster.
2-Exercise even when you seem to have no time for it
You can be the busiest person in the world, but if you can’t find time to exercise at least 15 minutes a day, then you really need to be creative and at least perform a series of sit-ups before you take a shower in the morning. Take daily walks in your neighborhood. One of the keys to being mentally strong is to exercise.
3-Eat healthy foods
Your mental health is closely related to the condition of your body. This is something that is very important and a lot of people fail to realize it. You cannot expect to have a clear mind and be stress free if you are constantly punishing your body with junk food and high sugar diets.
4-Always look for support from friends and family
The first few weeks and months after a woman leaves an abusive relationship can be extremely hard and this is something that your closest friends and relatives will help you overcome. You should always talk to someone you know and vent with them when you feel anxiety or depression because of the abuse you took.
5-Avoid entertainment with violent topics
One of the worst problems that a lot of people who have been in abusive relationships face is that they tend to be reminded of their horrible experience by all kinds of entertainment. Movies can easily trigger bad memories so always make sure you stay away from the kind of movies that could have content that related to your experience.
6-Don’t bottle your feelings up
Crying is a great way to let go of tension and you should always listen to your body. This means that when you feel the urge to cry, you should do it. For most people it’s easier to cry alone but if you do it with someone you know well it can be quite a cathartic experience.
7-Acknowledge your depression and your pain
Being aware of the pain you are feeling is a key element of your recovery. Do not try to avoid sadness. If one day you feel very sad, then you should embrace that sadness and not try to bury it under any shallow feelings. Sometimes trying to cheer yourself up is really affecting your recovery because you are not really allowing yourself to really feel the pain and the sadness associated with your relationship.
Being able to recover from an abusive relationship can be a very difficult process and this is especially true for women of abuse who had to deal with very violent situations. Allow yourself to be sad, to cry and to find support in others and you will recover faster than you thought it could be possible. Time does indeed heal all wounds and it will heal them even faster when we face the pain instead of running from it.
Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-transforming books, Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence Help for Abused Women and Domestic Violence Survivors, Verbal Abuse: How Women Can Successfully Recognize, Respond to and Overcome Verbally Abusive Relationships and Abusive People, and How Do You Find Happiness . Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness , purpose and success. Visit http://www.DomesticAbuseandDomesticViolence.com and sign-up for the FREE Life-Transforming e-courses on Overcoming Domestic Abuse and Verbal Abuse