[7GM1784] Wellness Wednesday: How a Messed up Childhood Affects You in Adulthood

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Audio On How a Messed up Childhood Affects You in Adulthood Contributed by Our Friends at The School of Life

In today's episode of 7 Good Minutes, in our Wellness Wednesday segment, our friends from The School of Life explain How a Messed up Childhood Affects You in Adulthood.

No one's childhood is perfect. We all have our own struggles and issues that we deal with. But what do you do when your childhood was especially messed up? Maybe you were neglected or abused. Maybe you dealt with addiction or mental illness in your family. Maybe you had to grow up too fast.

The good news is, it is possible to overcome a messed up childhood. In fact, many people do it every day. Here are some tips for overcoming your past and building a better future.

1. Acknowledge your feelings.

It's normal to have a lot of anger, sadness, and resentment if you had a difficult childhood. It's important to acknowledge these emotions and allow yourself to feel them. Don't try to bottle them up or push them down.

Instead, find healthy ways to express them, such as writing in a journal, talking to a therapist, or spending time with supportive friends or family members.

2. Create a support system.

One of the most important things you can do is surround yourself with people who will support and love you unconditionally. These people can be friends, family members, therapists, or any other type of support system that works for you.

Lean on these people when you're feeling low or struggling. They can help lift you up and provide the strength you need to keep going.

3. Work on your self-esteem.

If your childhood was marred by abuse or neglect, it's likely that your self-esteem took a hit as well. It's important to work on rebuilding your self-esteem so that you can feel good about yourself and your place in the world.

There are many ways to do this, such as therapy, positive affirmations, and surrounding yourself with positive people who will build you up instead of tear you down.

4. Focus on the present.

It's easy to get bogged down in the pain of the past, but it's important to focus on the present and building a better future for yourself. This doesn't mean that you should ignore or suppress your feelings about your childhood; it just means that you shouldn't dwell on them too much.

Instead, focus on the things that make you happy and the things that are going well in your life now.

It's not easy overcoming a difficult childhood, but it is possible. By acknowledging your feelings, creating a supportive network of people, working on your self-esteem, and focusing on the present, you can begin to heal the wounds of the past and build a better future for yourself a future that is brighter than anything from your past.

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