December 2009 Archive
As we have discussed in previous posts, the holiday season can be especially challenging for those dealing with an eating disorder, disordered eating or body image difficulties. Although a joyful time of year, the holidays can bring additional stress regardless of eating difficulties. There is always a hustle and bustle and various time commitments, seeing friends and family. Eating disorders have a tendency to flare up when you are faced with additional stress.
This year, take into account what you want and what feels right to you. Commit to doing the things you enjoy and spend time doing what you love. Don’t give into the “should”‘ or other expectations of you. Relax. Be aware of your mind and body, what messages are they sending you? Acknowledge them.