Your “regularly scheduled program” is your vision for life, not Ed’s agenda for your life.
Posted Oct 09 2012 11:00am
Ultimately, an eating disorder is just an educational interruption in your “regularly scheduled programming,” which, of course, is the unfolding of your own wonderful, worthwhile life. Keep this understanding at the forefront of your awareness, and, while you are undergoing treatment, set your body, mind, heart, and spirit to do the very thing your eating disorder tells you that you cannot do . . . because you can! -Quote from " Beating Ana"
Change is difficult for EVERYBODY. Whether the person undergoing change has an eating disorder or not, they will still feel stress, anxiety, maybe even depression or fear. Even good change can create these types of feelings. This is why it is so important not to blame yourself or think that Ed is causing these reactions. This is called being human. Eating disorder or no eating disorder, change causes, well, change.
So be especially wary of Ed’s manipulativeness when there is a higher than normal amount of change occurring in your life. Ed will always set himself up as the go-to change management agent – but will never serve you well.
How can you start to support yourself during periods of change in a way that doesn’t allow Ed to participate?