Simple self-care that can help you overcome abuse

Abusive relationships, whether they last a few months or a few years, can have a detrimental effect on the rest of a person’s life. And whilst you may never forget what happened, there are ways you can find strength and courage to move on and make the best of your life.

One way you can do this is claiming compensation from the CICA scheme, which allows victims of abuse to gain some independence and use this money to set up a new life, take a holiday, find a new home or even just treat yourself. It can be a difficult process but CICA UK can make the claim on your behalf to take away some of the stress.

Whilst you might move on physically it can take a long time to do this mentally, especially when it comes to trusting someone new. When it comes to these hard times it’s important to take some time for yourself, a little bit of simple self care can make the world of difference.

This simple care tips can help you to relax and refocus so you’re not focusing on the past.

Take a day for yourself

Sometimes taking a day off from work, or switching your phone off on the weekend and staying in bed could be all you need. There’s no problem in taking time for yourself, whether it’s to catch up on some good Netflix shows or just taking the time to read a book.

See friends or family

It can be easy to think that being alone is the best option when you’re feeling down or anxious, but sometimes isolation isn’t the best option. Seeing your friends and family is a great way of reinforcing the fact that you’re not alone. You don’t even have to leave the house, a simple phone call or nipping round for a cup of tea could be all you need to lift your spirits.

Get outside

Talking a long walk outside can help to clear the mind and give you a fresh perspective on life. If you’re looking for a reason to get outside more, may be a dog could be what you need, a couple of walks outside a day with a pooch could be what you need to help boost your mood.

Take a trip

Is there a place on your bucket list you’ve always wanted to visit? Then take a trip. This can be alone or with friends or family if you prefer. Giving yourself this independence to visit a new place can do wonders for your confidence and make you feel like your own person again.

Give yourself a pamper

Don’t underestimate the power of a long bath, a face mask and some new pyjamas and what it can do for your mood. Just taking a little time for yourself, such as painting your nails can be really therapeutic and relaxing.
If you’re feeling really indulgent you could even take a trip to a spa for a real pamper.

Simple Self-Care Tips That Help You Move On After Abuse

 

 

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  1. Mrs Mummy Harris December 4, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    I love that there is support out there helping people leave abusive relationships, finances are often the reason people stay so this is wonderful! The tips you’ve shared are really good aswell. Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week.

  2. Laurie December 4, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    These are great suggestions for anyone, but especially important for victims of abuse. Thank you for the information.

  3. Mummy here and there December 6, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Sell care is so important and taking tine out for yourself does the world of good. I do love to get outside and have some fresh does.my head good X #stayclassymama

  4. Mum25boys December 6, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    Great advice. I will keep all of these in mind. Thank you

  5. Navigating Baby December 9, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Some great advice there. I haven’t experienced abuse, but I am glad that there is support out there for those who have. thanks for joining the #DreamTeam this week

  6. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... December 9, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    Becoming comfortable and accepting of yourself is so important in the aftermath of abuse. Trying to find your own worth through self care and a focus on what is important for your life moving forward is crucial. Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

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