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12 things people don't realize they do because of past trauma

Trauma is like a seed that grows into a plant. And just like plants need sunlight and water to grow, so does trauma.

In other words, Your trauma requires care and attention. The way you deal with past trauma will either fuel positive growth in life or sabotage it. This happens even if you don't know the trauma is there.

You see, most people spend their lives in emotional and physical pain that could have been avoided if only they had just gotten early treatment for their PTSD. They had not realized how much they had fashioned their lives to function around their PTSD symptoms.

And sometimes behaviours which they had come to recognize as their personality traits could be linked back to some abuse they endured, 20, 30, 40 or 70 years ago... If they had known what I am about to reveal to you now they could have lived a much more fulfilling life.

And as such, this article is aimed at helping you make necessary connections so you can fully know, once and for all if past traumas are at the root of your emotional problems.

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Emotional weakness... Could we be wrong about it?

🤓😎🎼🎧🥸Is it possible that what we perceive as emotional weakness...

Or inability to cope...

Is actually caused by our inability to self-soothe properly?🛌😎🎹.

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🌟3 simple ways to cope with constant criticism from others‼️

A common reason for feeling inferior and not feeling successful is if you are always being criticized by others.

Unfortunately, what people who are massive critics don't realize is that their personal set of values and beliefs are not the only true and important values and beliefs in the world.

It is natural that values and beliefs are different from one person to another. Yes, you may share some values and beliefs. But you are bound to have values and beliefs that are different from people who are closest to you.

This is just part of the human journey.

But what do you do, if you are living with someone who never stops criticizing you?

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✋🏽🛑Do this to prevent difficult emotions from limiting you✋🏽🚦

Many people don't realize that standard approaches to growth, development and progress cannot work if you struggle with emotional health difficulties.
Why?

You see, when asked...

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How to Get Over Your Emotional Hangover

"We often get stuck on the feeling of being overwhelmed. We think it means we are broken. But in reality, we're simply being human." Adewale Ademuyiwa

Emotions can be like wild horses. They are strong and they demand attention.

When you are overwhelmed by negative emotions, it can seem that no matter how much energy you invest, you still cannot tame them. When they are angry, when they are sad, and when they are afraid, it is very hard to find a way to quiet them down.

Emotional hangovers can take those feelings and amplify them to such a degree that you find it almost impossible to move on from them.

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I’ll explain why emotional hangovers can be so overpowering, and I’ll show you the simple steps you can follow to break through and move on from the draining experience.

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How to stop being so defensive

Hi Adewale, Jamie from Connecticut here, thanks for giving me a chance to ask you this question. Can you please tell me why I am so defensive? Where does it come from? Why do I struggle with it?

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How to feel emotionally stronger on difficult days

Hey Adewale, I wonder if you can answer this question for me.

Why do I never feel like I can make it through the day? Is this how everyone else with depression is feeling also?

I just have no clue why I never feel like I can make it through the day. I feel like I am always walking on eggshells around everyone and everything. It seems like it doesn't matter if I have a good day or bad day, I still feel so bad for the rest of the day. It is really starting to drive me nuts.

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Learning Self-value: The key to an authentic self

The feedback we receive from people around us informs us of who we are. This can have a huge impact on our self-esteem.

If we feel loved, cherished, and cared for, we as a result feel valuable and worthwhile.

If we feel neglected and unloved by others, we can in turn feel valueless and worthless.

But why does this happen, and what can be done about it?

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Effective ways to relieve stress

If you look at nature, everything around you is in motion. The world is in motion. There is no stop for anything and so you must move too.

You cannot be in two places at once. So, to be effective, we need to find a balance between being active and passive, between being outgoing and staying in, and between having too much responsibility and not enough.

If we don’t find balance, we tend to feel anxious. We worry that we are not doing enough, we worry that we aren’t spending enough time with people, we worry about the things we have to do and we worry that we haven’t done enough.

In this article I’ll reveal techniques that you can use to help you stay calm and relaxed, whatever is going on around you. And to relieve your stress when things do get stressful, so you can remain effective.

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How to reduce stress at work

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How to use anger as motivation

Why would anyone want to use anger as motivation?

Did you know that anger and motivation share many common traits?

For example: Just like motivation...

• Anger pushes us to action

• When we are angry, we are focused on the present

• In fact, our attention is often consumed by one thing, one thought.

• Anger and motivation go hand-in-hand, so it is easy to be motivated to act on your anger.

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how to treat depression without meds

A common misconception is that antidepressants are the only way to fully cure depression.

The truth, In fact, is that many people who take antidepressants still get depressed again and again. In addition, taking these medications too often can cause side effects such as weight gain, sleep problems, sexual dysfunction, and dry mouth.

Because of this, there is often an understandable need to treat your depression without medication, but this can be a dangerous road to travel without appropriate guidance.

To this effect, I have decided to pull out all the stops to write out these 34 non-medication treatment approach that I have seen work very well to end depression for thousands of people I have come across and worked with over the last 22 years.

As you read, you will discover that some of the tips are highlighted in the subtitles whilst some tips are highlighted in the paragraphs. Just look for the word "Tip" in brackets.

So, without further ado, let's start with a definition of depression....

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How to numb depression

How many times have you tried everything in your power to lift yourself out of the dark hole of despair?

The pain becomes so intense that nothing seems to be able to relieve us. you feel physically ill and mentally unable to do anything productive. It’s like being locked in a dark prison, and the only way out is to either kill ourselves or someone else.

This usually leads us to seek comfort from any source we can find. Unfortunately, most of the sources of comfort that we try turn out to be just as miserable as the thing that was causing us pain in the first place.

Numbing your depression without really understanding the impact of numbing is like swimming through quicksand without experience.
Bottom line...

Numbing depression will make you feel more lost than ever, except you only use numbing as a temporary stop-gap. A stop-gap to give yourself a break from dealing with the pain whilst you regain your composure to soldier on.

And that is why, in this article, I will be revealing the safest techniques for numbing depression so that you can avoid the common trap that has led thousands of people to an unfulfilled life.

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49 self-compassion meditation scripts to help you grow and thrive

"One of the greatest discoveries of this generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."

Adewale Ademuyiwa

This is an extremely important principle. Because of this principle, people can break free from the habits of the past and create a new life for themselves. Because of this principle, people can learn to stop living in fear and pain.

So beware of the choices you make about how you think of yourself.

You can choose to think about yourself in a positive light or a negative light. If you can learn to think positively about yourself, you will find it easier to face life's challenges, and your life will be less stressful and emotionally challenging.

To help you towards this goal, here are 49 self-compassion scripts to help you develop a loving sense of yourself and your life.

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Why self-compassion matters to your mental health

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How to survive family members that are toxi

Toxic people can destroy your life. If you don't learn to control them, they will consume you until you are nothing more than a shadow of your former self.

When dealing with a toxic person, it is important to understand how to get rid of their harmful energy and influence on your life.

In today's comprehensive guide, I will be revealing How to cope with family members that are toxic, self-absorbed, rude, and narcissistic...

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How to eliminate self-doubt forever

What Is self-doubt?

Self-doubt is an insidious mental virus that infects our minds and often makes you feel like the decisions or actions you take will go wrong or that you are no good at something.

It is an inner feeling of inadequacy, insecurity, and negative thoughts that can really hold you back. In some people, this feeling of self-doubt becomes a habit and can be very debilitating.

You may find yourself questioning everything you do, always expecting to fail. Your confidence and self-belief may also be undermined by the fear of failure.

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Healthy coping mechanisms for panic attacks

It's sad when your own mind is the greatest enemy to your happiness. And this is the case when it comes to panic attacks

What is a panic attack?

Panic attacks are like a raging storm that comes out of nowhere. It strikes without warning and leaves you helpless against its force. In a matter of seconds, your life can change completely. You can suddenly feel your heart racing, hands shaking, and breathing laboured. If you are lucky, the symptoms will pass within a few minutes. But sometimes, the storm will last longer than that, and you will not know what hit you.

It's important to remember though that panic attacks are not a mental illness, although they can be frightening and debilitating for the patient. Panic attacks can happen to anyone if you are under too much stress for long periods.

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How to overcome the fear of embarrassment phobia

Embarrassment phobia is an intense fear of being perceived as incompetent by other people. People who suffer from embarrassment phobia are very uncomfortable in the presence of others and avoid social situations and being evaluated by others. They might also have problems with speaking up and asking for help.

If you're a person with a strong case of embarrassment phobia, you may be anxious when:

- You're in public

- In front of a class, group of friends, or strangers

- Talking to people you don't know

- When others ask you questions

It's important to know that embarrassment is normal. However, if you feel like you can't stand when others look at you, you may have an embarrassment phobia.

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Healthy coping mechanism for anxiety

Anxiety is a natural physiological response to stressors or negative emotions. However, when it becomes persistent or severe, it can create symptoms that negatively affect a person’s life.

It is important to note that not everyone experiences anxiety in the same way. Some people are able to manage their anxiety effectively

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