In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I share what has been going on in my life in the last week and how I have struggled with eating. I also share how I checked in with myself in order to stop the relapse and continue to go strong on the way towards a recovered life.
Being in recover, you have to be especially aware of your thoughts, emotions and actions and you have to constantly question why it is you are doing something. Are you really not hungry or is it your eating disorder that is dictating that? Do you really feel sick or is it an excuse? The more aware you are of your true motives the better your chances for a successful recovery.
When you notice that you have gone a few steps backwards, it is important to take some time off, ground yourself again and figure out what the problem was in order to work through it and get back on track. Setbacks happen to all of us, but it is important not to let those setbacks turn into a full-blown relapse. Get a massage, go to the movies, get a manicure or a spa treatment or simply watch TV all day long like I did in order to breathe again and remind yourself of the reasons you want to go this way and not walk back. Be kind to yourself. Don’t judge and give it time.
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