When you distract yourself with Netflix to avoid feeling bad, you're applying a bandaid to a deeper wound. When you reach for the pint of ice cream just to escape for a moment...band aid. When you scroll endlessly because can't pull yourself out of your funk...yup, that's a band aid too.
I keep reading well-intentioned articles stating how someone’s childhood trauma (or any other traumatic events...PTSD anyone? ) permanently and irreparably damages someone for life. And while that can be the case, and has been for many people, it doesn't have to be.