For those of us who never receive treatment for our eating disorders, there are still several ways to help ourselves.
Here are 5 key methods of support treatment programs offer and how you can mimic this support at home either in lieu of treatment, or once discharged:
First of all, lapses in recovery happen. They happen at 3 days in, or at 300 days in. And each time you’re going to have to make a conscious choice to start over. Here’s 5 ways to move on after a lapse.
We often turn to maladaptive coping behaviors in order to anesthetize painful feelings. That’s where things like drugs, eating disorders, self harm, alcohol, etc. come into play. Feelings can suck, who can blame you for wanting to avoid them? But if you’re ever going to truly live life, you’re going to have to feel. FeelingContinue reading “Healing Requires Feeling”
Sometimes we push ourselves to keep at certain things just because we don’t want to be seen as “quitters”. But guess what, that’s not a good enough reason to stick with something that makes us unhappy or is physically or psychologically damaging. Become a quitter today! Think of at least one thing you’re ready toContinue reading “It’s Okay to Be a Quitter”
This quote still pops up on my phone every 2 hours. It started years ago as a subtle reminder to drink water, but it’s now become a simple reminder that nothing will change unless I actually do something to cause the change. Because things don’t just change. We need to work at it. We needContinue reading “Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes”