I was lucky enough not to grow up like this, but a lot of peeps I know did.
Did you grow up in a home where constant yelling was seen as normal? 🗣️
While this may be common, it’s not normal.
This way of communicating activates our nervous system into “fight, flight or freeze” mode. 😳
If your “fight” response became the norm then you’ll yell + act out. 🤬
If you were the scared little kid who froze, then you’ll likely keep freezing ~ keeping your mouth shut, never vocalising how you’re really feeling, maybe dissociating altogether so you escape to a safer place. 🥶
Or maybe your “flight” response became normal for you, so you just want to run away anytime there’s conflict. 🏃♀️
It’s also important to learn how to calm your nervous system when it becomes activated.
Try a few of these to calm yourself;
🤗 hugs with someone you love
🐶 spend time with your furry friends
☀️ walks in nature
🪴 ground yourself
🍵 camomile tea
🗣️ talk it out
🎶 play soothing music
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Catcha on the flip side,