025 Fighting Anorexia – Crushing Frustration

by Anne-Sophie

in Podcast


In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I answer the question on how to crush frustration when your progress is not as fast as you want it to be.

Here are my thoughts and ideas:

1. Accept Reality
It is so much easier to take action if you accept where you are and what is going on in your life right now.

2. Don’t judge
Don’t judge yourself for what is going wrong or right. You are unique and your recovery process is unique as well. Be kind to yourself.

3. Shift Your Focus
Try to focus on something different than your current problem or situation. This will help you get new motivation and it will give you a break from all your depressing thoughts.

4. Take A Walk
Take some time for yourself and clear your mind by going outside and enjoying the fresh air.

5.   Change your vocabulary
Try to get rid of the words ‘bad’, ‘horrible’, ‘terrible’, etc. when talking about your recovery process.

4. It takes time. YOUR time
Like I said before, you are unique and so is your recovery. You will heal in your own time, the time that is right for you.

4. Don’t compare yourself to others
This will only lead to shame and doubts and misery.

6. You are not alone
– talk about it with a friend
– stay around energetic people or get involved in active projects
– read similar stories, blogs and listen to podcasts

7. Write your feelings down
Write every sensation you have down and describe it in minute detail. It will make your problem seem manageable.

8. Write A Letter About It
Write a letter about how your life will look like after recovery.

9. Write A Worse Case Scenario
What is the worst thing that could happen to you if everything went wrong?

10. Think of the actions that you can take NOW to help you move toward the end goal
Take little steps in order to move towards your ultimate goal and reward (health).

11. Laugh about it.
Laughter is medicine and so good for your soul.

12. Don’t blame yourself
It is a disease and you did not choose to be where you are right now.

13. Do a journey through time
Look at your frustration from the past and the future.

14. Mark your progress and celebrate your achievements
Applaud yourself for every step you take forward.

15. Stand Up And Fight
Fight for your life!

Do you have more or even better suggestions?
Please leave a comment on the blog!


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Lita S. January 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm

wooow.. will try them doing the times when i get frustrated.. :)


Anne-Sophie January 23, 2012 at 9:06 am

That´s why I shared them with you.


antony January 22, 2012 at 5:57 pm

that was something good to read.. thanks for sharing 😉


Anne-Sophie January 23, 2012 at 9:00 am

Thanks for reading, Antony.


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