In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I talk about having the right mindset and how crucial this is in recovery. I distinguish between 3 kinds of mindsets that all work together, but are helpful at different times.
Mindset #1: “I can Beat this” – Attitude
If you don’t completely believe that you can do it, you won’t. You have to be convinced of your own strength and ability in order to be able succeed. The more you tell yourself, you can do it the better your chances for recovery. If you constantly fill your mind with doubt, you will basically sabotage your recovery process. If you don’t believe the outcome is possible, then what is there to fight for?
Mindset #2: “Kindness” – Attitude
There are always periods during which we feel down or make a few steps back. Knowing that it is OK to have off days and being gentle to yourself is super important. It is crucial that you are relaxed about it at times and that you accept your periods of weakness and not beat yourself up over them.
Mindset #3: “F**k It” – Attitude
Sometimes we just have to stop making everything so meaningful and say F**k It to society, the weight loss industry, our fears, our insecurities, food, the scale, exercise etc. This takes work, but starting with saying these words whenever Ed’s voice is extremely loud helps even if you can’t stop following Ed’s orders (yet).
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