I hope you were able to tap into a little bit of your power, strength and confidence as you heard the message from your future self in the last episode of Art That Overcomes podcast. Today we’re going to build on this topic, as we consider how much control you have, even when it doesn’t feel like you have it.
We are going to talk about…
Part of the fallout of separation and divorce is the loss of family traditions. If you and your partner were together for any length of time, and especially if you share children, then you developed many daily rhythms of life unique to your family, as well as favorite ways of celebrating each holiday.
Whether those traditions were big or small, they were all yours. And now that your family structure and dynamics are different, transitioning into new rhythms and traditions can be a challenge. Even if you want to leave the old stuff behind because it’s now tainted with the flavor of abuse and manipulation, starting anew can feel daunting. And I think a big part of why it feels this way is that after surviving narcissistic abuse, our brains often try to keep us stuck in victim-mode and we aren’t always aware of how much control we actually have now.
It takes some time and effort to change our thinking and enjoy stepping into new, open-ended adventures. Your Future Self is already there, fully confident and in control. Let her voice be your guide…
Listen in to hear what your Future Self has to tell you today….
Episode 16: You’re Allowed to Start Anew (SPECIAL HOLIDAY SERIES)
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