Have you normalized trauma?
Updated: May 5
Just because something was normal in your childhood and it may be normal in your family, in your community, or may be culturally accepted as normal, it doesn’t make it healthy.
✨ For example, if when you were emotional you were taught to shut it down, you may have learned this is what you need to do to fit in, to be loved, to be accepted by the environment around you.
Sometimes, the things that were normalized have shaped us in the most unhelpful and triggering ways; in the sense that things that we thought were just how things were, were actually trauma, because they shaped us and had us respond in a way that wasn’t healthy, that didn’t mean living to our optimal potential.
🤍 This is why it is so important to evaluate the things you have normalized in your life and examine how they have impacted you.
By doing so, you can identify the areas where you need to work on to heal and grow, to make positive changes, so you can live a healthy and fulfilling life.
⭐️ It may not always be easy to confront truth, but it is necessary for your personal growth and well-being.
Today, I would like to encourage you to take the time to reflect on the things that you have normalized in your life and how they have impacted you.
You can always seek the support from loved ones and an experienced professional if needed.
💫 Remember: you deserve to live a healthy, happy, fulfilling life.
I am here for you.
~ L, 💐.