What is the most helpful thing anyone has said to you?
Sometimes it takes the right person at the right time saying something to you in just the right way for it to become an "AHA" moment. Having been on my healing journey from CPTSD for 7 years now, I've heard a lot of "advice." Much of it hasn't been helpful and some of it has been downright hurtful.
But...I have an amazing therapist now, who has really encouraged me to grow into the person I have always wanted to be and to let go of all of the unrealistic expectations that I have of myself. I'm a recovering perfectionist and people pleaser with co-dependent tendencies thanks to an overly enmeshed/parentified relationship with my mother growing up. My comfort zone lies somewhere between stressed and burnout, which isn't a healthy place to be all of the time. That kind of hyper vigilance will eventually destroy you physically and mentally.
When my therapist and I were talking a few months ago, she casually said "I did that at a B+ and I'm ok with that," my brain about exploded. The idea that being ok with just good enough was possible was just the freedom I needed to stop self flagellating anytime I perceived myself failing in any capacity. It's still a work in progress, but I think of this almost every day.
What has someone told you that has been a real game changer on your own healing journey? Share below. It may help all of us!