When someone is abused, many factors of themselves are compromised and effected. This manifests into self-harming, lower self-worth and self-esteem. There is only one way to build up your self-worth and that is to take care of yourself. This in turn builds a healthy foundation in which survivors can thrive from.
Professionals in the field recommend daily affirmations. It may seem silly at first, but with time they really work. Some examples are to tell yourself you are worthy, lovable, smart, funny, capable, and beautiful. Whatever you need to hear, tell it to yourself in an affirmation. You can even write it on a note and post in your bathroom, fridge, or bedroom nightstand to help remind yourself. Refocus that negative self-talk into positive actions that help build you up. You can channel these emotions into creative activities including art, dance, singing, or whatever else feels good to you. Taking care your body is also very important to healing. This means eating well, exercising, and proper grooming. It can be even more personalized than that. Perhaps wearing your favorite outfit helps boost self-esteem.
According to chronicleweek.com the statistics of abuse are startling. 25 percent of women in the United States experience some kind of abuse, while one in seven men have experienced abuse. There are many organizations that are helping women recover from emotional and physical abuse brought on by their spouses. One non-profit organization is helping New Jersey women and their families recover since 1981. Women Aware helps provide these women and families in Middlesex County with hotlines, abuse recovery education programs, and an emergency shelter. There is even a 5k walk dedicated to help raise funds for Women Aware and their services. Moving Beyond Abuse 5K Race & Charity Walk is a community event many come out to support.
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