Just saw this quote on fb and wanted to share: “You cannot heal in the same environment where you got sick.”
Let’s reflect on this for a minute.
There’s a reason doctors say to change your toothbrush after an illness, right? It holds the virus/bacteria and will make you sick again. People go to hospitals to be treated in sterile environments.
How about emotional health? Those suffering in physical or emotionally abusive relationships have to be removed from the relationship before they can begin to heal.
On the flip side, this is not to say you should pick up and move whenever something bad happens.
Say there’s an incident at work and you need to find a new job – a new job in the same city is still a new environment.
Have a toxic friend? Distancing yourself from them, choosing different hangouts, not inviting them over, etc. will change your environment. You don’t need to move across the country.
Unless you want to move across the country, out of the country, and you have the means…then do you! Enjoy yourself!
How are you doing? Are you trying to heal in the environment where you got sick? Is it time for a change?