Blog post #3
If you are being abused, remember:
- You are not to blame for being battered or mistreated.
- You are not the cause of your partner’s abusive behavior.
- You deserve to be treated with respect
- You are not alone. There are people waiting to help.
Ways to practice self-love include:
- Becoming mindful. People who have more self-love tend to know what they think, feel, and want.
- Taking actions based on need rather than want. By staying focused on what you need, you turn away from automatic behavior patterns that get you into trouble, keep you stuck in the past, and lessen self-love.
- Practicing good self-care. You will love yourself more when you take better care of your basic needs. People high in self-love nourish themselves daily through healthy activities, like sound nutrition, exercise, proper sleep, intimacy and healthy social interactions.
- Making room for healthy habits. Start truly caring for yourself by mirroring that in what you eat, how you exercise, and what you spend time doing. Do stuff, not to “get it done” or because you “have to,” but because you care about you.
Hey Alexia! This sounds like a very impactful topic that you will be writing about, because SA is a very serious topic, and unfortunatly it is common to experience in the world, but your writing sounds like it will give more hope to others if they have experienced it, and will also help people recover because it talks about how a person is not alone, and that there are many that will be helping that person throught their work. https://www.rainn.org/recovering-sexual-violence . Here is a website that sorts of lists out ways that someone can recover, if wanted to go into detail of self-care, in ways of recovery! good luck on your writing!