Promises, promises, promises

When I first recognized I was going through organized stalking, I started to make myself a few promises. They have helped tremendously. Maybe they’ll help you, too.

(and you thought I was going to talk about politicians from the heading, right?!)

1. I promise to exercise as much as possible.

Since organized stalking involves psychological abuse, it helps to focus on the physical body  – it takes your mind off of your mind so to speak!

I swim and walk whenever I can. I made a resolution to practice yoga, but I have not kept it yet.

(And, yes, I get stalked and harassed at the pool by people splashing me, being loud, and displaying street theater. I have learned to ignore them.)

2. I promise to try to see the silver lining whenever possible.

Yes, I know that is difficult and some of us have it worse than others. But I have always believed there is something positive to be found in even the darkest of circumstances.

Here are a few of my silver linings –

I am exercising more.

I am starting to care less about what people think of me!

I have found strength within me.

On some days I feel like I have a purpose – to be an activist against organized stalking and any other kind of torture, weaponry, or nonconsensual experimentation.

3. I will try to be kind to myself.

I have tried to have compassion for myself. I try not to beat myself up. I try to ‘go with the flow’ and act naturally. It is extremely difficult when everyone puts you down, demeans you, treats you differently, disrespects you, toys with you, tries to annoy or anger you, mocks you, etc. etc.

I hope this helps.

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