Eating Disorder Recovery During COVID-19
During times of stress, everything gets harder. This is especially true for someone struggling with disordered eating. When we are stressed, symptoms increase and can feel harder to manage. The “new normal’ we are living in can affect your recovery from disordered eating. Here are helpful things to remember as you navigate this new experience and your recovery while in quarantine.
1)It's hard... but remember feeling emotion won’t kill you! Remember, it’s okay to feel the difficult emotions coming up for you. Feeling doesn’t mean we succumb to our emotions, but we are empowered to control them.
2) Expectations breed resentment! Set realistic expectations for yourself to maintain recovery. Avoid placing judgement on yourself if your efforts aren’t up to your usual standards for recovery. This is a first time for everyone, and being a first-timer is the poster child for vulnerability. First time experiences feel awkward and uncomfortable, embrace being a beginner.
3) Stay connected while being socially distant. Stay connected to your social groups. Don’t hesitate to reach out to someone if you need help going to the grocery store or getting your nutritional needs met.
4) Look for online support groups or individual counseling for eating disorders if you need additional support maintaining recovery.
We offer online and in-person sessions for those struggling with an eating disorder. If you are concerned that you or a loved one may have an eating disorder, please schedule a time to talk with one of our caring counselors.
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