Getting Out of Victim Mentality

March 9, 2020
Shanna Windle

Getting Out of Victim Mentality

Live Boldly and Blossom; It Is All In Your Mind:

Emotional trauma is a part of life. Whether you discuss it openly or keep it secret, all of us—even those who seem to have it all—have faced emotional distress or difficulty at some point in life. Some find a way to maintain a smile and a positive attitude. Others will dwell on every setback. It’s all in your mind. The emotional setbacks you experience in life are often not in your control, but the way you react to them is.  You can decide whether a difficult time makes you stronger or weaker.

The victim mentality is a learned personality characteristic in which a person feels weak and unable to deal with or take action in difficult situations. People with victim mentalities perceive themselves as suffering from the actions of others and continue to feel this way even after the negative situation or actions are no longer present or relevant. However, this is a learned trait and learned traits can be changed.

1. Convince your mind that you are the owner of all your decisions.

Boost your emotional immune system by setting goals to do great things and achieve success instead of adopting isolation, distress, and mental instability.

2. Develop a positive mindset by creating a positive personality.  

When the inner self becomes more positive, the external environment is automatically perceived as positive. A positive environment then makes you content and a content mind can push you towards productivity. Productivity results in success, and success on any level makes your happier. Mentality is a cycle; pursue a positive one, one step at a time.

3. Meditating is an effective way to minimize stress, anxiety, and self-pity, among many other negative emotions.  

Regular meditation gives your mind time to relax. It does not require any special place or equipment. You can do it anywhere.

4. Let go of your ego and create a brave soul that has the power to others, especially the loved ones around you.  

Do not be a hard nut to crack. Blaming others is easy; accepting your faults and taking steps to correct them is a bold move. Encourage yourself to take such bold steps. Harboring grudges in your heart will only result in stagnancy and an increasingly shrinking amount of positive and constructive energy around you.

When have you felt the victim of a circumstance? Have you tried to get rid of it, or are you still holding it close to you? Share your experiences and open up to others. You will soon see you are not the only one.

Let’s move past it together.

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