When you’ve been abused by a toxic narcissist, you might find yourself forgetting how to make your own choices in life. Since narcissists are so controlling and hyper-sensitive, we fall into the trap and habit of getting their thoughts/approval/acceptance before we choose literally ANYTHING.
This can leave us feeling stagnant and not getting ahead in our lives – but it’s time to change all that. In this video, I’ll explain to you exactly what you need to know to begin making your own choices again.
Basic Decision-Making Process Tips
- Gather information on the decision to be made, determine the best alternative and put that decision into action.
- Look back only to learn from your past decisions but don’t dwell on them. Move ahead and focus on your future.
- Decision making requires a plan. If you don’t know where you’re going then one decision is as good as the other.
- It’s a good feeling to make a conscious decision about yourself and your life and each time you do this the process becomes easier and your confidence builds.
- Make a commitment, make a difference and take control of your life.
Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy.
She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.