We’ve all had challenging days. Either at work, at school, or caused by a fight with someone or too much stress at home. It’s easy to think of self-care and taking care of yourself as eating treats or buying items you feel you “deserve” because your day was so difficult. This can lead you to ignore all of those stressful moments because you automatically compensate with food or purchases and don’t give yourself time to process your feelings. So here’s 58 practical ways to treat yourself without food or spending money after a challenging day.
Movement is almost as important as eating during eating disorder recovery. Note, I said movement, not exercise. There are countless benefits of movement including elevating mood, decreasing anxiety, improving digestion and strengthening bones. One of the questions I often hear people ask is “will I ever have a healthy relationship with exercise?” People have allContinue reading “How to Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery”
Whether depression, illness, or exhaustion is making it impossible for you to cook, check out these 11 tips for nourishing yourself: 1. Make Your Go-To List Sometimes it’s too difficult to even think of simple things to make. Keep this list handy for simple meals to prepare. For example, peanut butter and banana on toastContinue reading “11 Tips for Nourishing Yourself When You Feel Too Depressed to Cook”