“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”
These 30 Tips have been taken from 101 Tips for Recovering from Eating Disorders, A pocket book of wisdom written by Amy Barth. This is a very inspiring book and reminds you of the strength and wisdom that’s already inside you to defeat the Demon of Eating Disorder. I’m sharing few tips with you from the book. I hope these tips will inspire you to keep moving forward in your road to recovery and happiness.
What an Eating Disorder is and is Not
Voices in your Head
Be empty of worrying…. Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. ~Rumi
If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished? ~Rumi
Note: One tip a reader from Belgium shared with me was listening to Sura Naas and reciting it in your heart, when the demon whispers in your mind. Sura An Nas is very powerful and can help you to defeat this negative voice.
Get Professional Help
One who seeks advice learns to recognise mistakes. Imam Ali
Note: My friend managed her illness by adopting the most gorgeous kitten on the planet earth. I saw the difference this little princess made in my friend’s life. She simply came between my friend and her ED. My friend had to sacrifice so much of ED time for this precious Kitty.
Why not try Katie Sheen and soul nutrition? The Soul Nutrition website is free to everyone and consists of The Happiness Calendar, SHIFT and the photographic, mindful eating food diary ‘Nourish’.
Katie Sheen qualified from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, She delivers day courses and training sessions for students, health practitioners and the general public.
She has a limited number of private consultations available at Amaranth Health and Well-being Clinic in Bramhall, Cheshire.
Feelings-Accept all Feelings
Do not act on the thoughts!
Find healthy ways to cope with feelings: go for a walk, journal, call or e-mail a friend, write a letter, paint, draw, knit, write poetry or a story, collage, doodle, color, crochet, do a puzzle, laugh, meditate, breathe… (add to this list).
Note: A reader to the blog suffered from depression, isolation and ED. They said, laughing yoga became their saving grace in those testing times. Today, that person is working with team of people on deeper underlying issues, but one of their tip for recovery is laughing yoga.
Why not Try this Relaxing Yoga in the Morning with Ramesh Pandey? In this video he teaches viewers mental techniques of having fun in the morning. It will make you smile.