Dealing with Other People When Recovering From an Eating Disorder
Posted Mar 28 2012 7:16am
One of the most awful things that you can go through in recovery is dealing with comments that other people make about how you look, what you are eating or not eating etc…
It can be so frustrating when you are in your early days of recovery and so so sensitive to deal with comments like then and not fight back in anger and/or revert to your old eating disorder crutch.
What’s worse is that you eating disorder is now working overtime to keep you right where you are and it will convince you that “they” are right and you should eat more/less, weigh more/less.
Our wonderful viewer Nat has asked this question and it something that I can absolutely relate to – even to this day. However, today it has no affect on me whatsoever – I know that being forced to eat will throw my intuition out of whack, I know when people are concerned, and also jealous I know when people are speaking from their own disease.
I have 3 ways and solutions that you can apply if you find yourself in this situation where other people are really starting to affect your recovery… Check it out and please leave a comment on the blog or below the video!
Do you get negative or triggering comments?
How do you deal with it?
Lets get this important conversation started so we can all help each other..
I love the 2nd of the Four Agreements:
(2) Don’t Take Anything Personally.
There is an awful lot of negative energy out there and some of it is directed at us by other people. If you take it personally and take on the poison of another’s words, it becomes a very negative agreement you have with yourself. What anybody thinks about you, or says about you, is really about them. Not taking it personally allows you to be in relationship with anyone and not get trapped in their stuff. This agreement can also pertain to things that we take personally that cause us to go into upset.
Now I am knee deep in creating the new Recover From Eating Disorders Program, which has an insane amount of content, action worksheets, videos, mp3′s, Ebooks on specific topics and a whole lot more. I have been consumed by this because it is my mission to help as many of you to get to the other side of recovery and life a life of joy and freedom.
Don’t forget to leave your comments below and see how others deal with similar situations. You never know who you can help!