Victory over PTSD

by - 12:38 AM

Ciao guys! Today, I wanna share with you a story of triumph and resilience, a story based on my battle with PTSD, one of the biggest, darkest and harshest battles I won in my entire life. 

We're going to delve into the world of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and explore the incredible journey of fighting and ultimately winning against this challenging evil condition. Remember, there is always hope, and together we can conquer even the battles from the bottom of hell!

Life throws us unexpected challenges, and sometimes trauma can leave a lasting mark. Don’t try to erase it, don’t pretend that the evil didn’t happen. PTSD affects millions of people worldwide, often crippling their ability to lead a normal, fulfilling life. However, it's crucial to remember that this condition is not a life sentence. With the right mindset and support, victory is within reach. It is difficult, I know. It is hella difficult and scary but the scariest is the perspective of the rest of your life with PTSD choking your guts everyday day, everyday night. And believe me, I know what I am talking about.

Every individual's journey with PTSD is unique, and finding inner strength is an essential step towards healing. Begin by acknowledging the pain, but do not let it define you. You are not the one who’s guilty. You’re not the one who hurt yourself. You’re not guilty of this wound someone gave you and the trauma killing you from inside. Recognize your resilience, as you have already survived the unimaginable, the worst is already behind you, now, caress yourself, forgive yourself all the doubt, guilt-feeling and self-criticism. You possess an inherent strength that will drive you forward on the path to recovery, I promise.

Fighting PTSD requires a network of support. Surround yourself with people who uplift and believe in you. Engage with your partner, friends, family, and possibly mental health professionals who understand the challenges you face. 

Sharing your story and experiences can be cathartic, letting others in so they can firmly stand beside you as you navigate the healing process. Trust me, sometimes opening up, even publicly works as a soothing shower, as a deep self-therapy you needed so much. What’s more, you can’t imagine how many people out there you can help by sharing your story, how many poor souls are in exactly the same or even worse situation than you are.

Self-care plays a pivotal role in healing and winning the battle against PTSD. Nurture your body and mind by practicing mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation techniques. Take a moment, relive your old hobbies, read favorite books, come back to your long-forgotten passion, do what used to bring you joy. Engaging in regular physical exercise or any activity that makes you smile can release built-up tension and boost your mood. Prioritize activities that come to you with joy and fulfillment to create a positive environment that promotes mental and physical healing… And get the smile back on your pretty face.

No battle is won alone, and a powerful help of a trusted, loved person or a healthcare professional is a crucial step towards overcoming PTSD. Qualified therapists have the expertise to guide you through evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). By addressing the root causes of PTSD and retraining your mind, therapy can help you develop effective coping mechanisms, unique and strong, just like yourself. There’s nothing to be ashamed of, for real. Open up, accept help and care.

Adopting an attitude of gratitude and positivity will lead you to victory. Focus on the blessings in your life - the small victories, your support system, and the progress you make every day. Remember how far you’ve come in your life to be where you are now, to be the amazing person you are. Cultivate self-compassion and remind yourself that healing takes time and you are getting better and better day by day, even if not too visible, progress is happening. Celebrate even the smallest steps forward, for each one brings you closer to living a life free from the grip of PTSD. It’s not an easy thing to do, it was not easy for me as well, but now I’m more than grateful for all my strength and stubbornness on the journey, on the journey to succeed again, to genuinely smile again, to make my dreams come true again.

As we conclude the story, remember that mind and your journey to overcome PTSD is unique. There will be ups and downs along the way, but you possess the strength to endure. Use the strategies I mentioned in this post, and never underestimate the power of perseverance, self-care, and seeking personal and professional help. And never forget - whatever happened, you’re a victim, not a villain, you are not guilty and don’t feel guilty for the feelings knotting inside your heart.

Ultimately, by cultivating a positive mindset and surrounding yourself with a supportive network, you will regain control over your life and triumph over PTSD. Take comfort in knowing that your story has the ability to inspire others to embark on their own path of healing. Believe in yourself and trust the process - victory awaits and life will’s be beautiful again!

Remember, you are not alone in this fight. I know you might think so, same as I was convinced for months, but there’s always a guardian angel closer than you think. Don’t hide your feelings, don’t be ashamed to cry, to feel sad. You’re loved and understood. Together, we can break free from the shadows and embrace a life filled with hope, happiness, and newfound resilience. Cheers for the healed and free future!

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