I spent last weekend in a house with eight other women, celebrating a friend’s wedding.
This kind of thing, in the past, would’ve left me drained, overwhelmed, and inevitably sick.
(I am an introvert’s introvert, and get easily overstimulated – to the point I used to beg my parents to let me skip my friends’ birthday parties. Very cool, I know.)
But not this time.
I soaked up the laughter, savored every interaction, and came home energized and with a full heart.
So what changed?
I’ve been actively practicing some skills I didn’t used to have:
Turns out, all these things actually WORK.
These are skills a lot of us didn’t learn, so we have to reverse engineer them in adulthood.
This skill gap is even more pronounced if you grew up around a lot of boundary violation, guilt, and emotional toxicity.
If you’re looking to build these skills and more, join the interest list here for my on-demand course, Recovering from a Narcissistic Relationship.