Right now I’m about 15 months into my healing and recovery from narcissistic abuse, and have been no contact with my ex (although he has attempted to hoover multiple times). Life has been a whirlwind of change in this time, I’ve moved house twice in the last 12 months, changed jobs, celebrated my 30th birthday and to top it off recently had no working fridge for almost 2 weeks! (first world problems I know, but really inconvenient when you aren’t a big takeaway eater and like to have meals). With such big changes I easily experience stress in my body and as I’ve shared on the blog over the last couple of years struggled to manage my chronic fatigue and mental health at times.
Having experienced such great change recently I’ve felt like my recovery has regressed, having experienced two near panic attacks as well as mild anxiety and depression. These are all things I have in recent years managed extremely well naturally and with the help of professionals who help me manage my susceptibility to stress. For some of these symptoms to reappear I knew that my self care was waning and I wasn’t reaching out enough to my toolkit of strategies that help me manage my body, mind and soul.Read More