Happy Sunday! Here are some links to get you started off on a positive note this week.
Read How Do I Stop Hating My Body Part 1 & 2 for motivation to ditch your scale or as a reminder to NEVER, EVER go back to using this useless piece of metal as a tool to measure your worth!! I particularly like this quote as it’s a great reminder that we need to set realistic standards:
Sometimes, loving your body is not an option. Sometimes, the best we can do is accept our bodies as the changeable, beautiful, frustrating vessels they are. That’s OK. Expecting yourself to have a full-on love affair with your body at all times is asking too much. Bodies are occasionally annoying. What we can do is know them, and decide for ourselves when they feel good, and when they feel less good, and what we might do to make them feel better again. Even if we can’t love our bodies, we can make sure we don’t hate them.
Tired of battling the ED voice? Feel like your just the puppet on Ed’s string? Start here for a few tips on freeing yourself from the tyranny: The Voice of an Eating Disorder and Seven Ways to Shut It Up
Why You Should Really Eat Dessert. Yes, thank you. Don’t mind if I do.
I Binged and It’s OK. I love the honesty here – the pristine example of self-love and compassion – the rejection of the “but-if-I’m-recovered-I-can’t-make-mistakes” notion. Still not sure you could feel OK after a binge? Re-read 20 Reasons Not to Hate Yourself After a Binge and Learning to Love the Part of Yourself that Binges.
And now for a much deserved break, check out – Do Nothing For 2 Minutes – a site that features a lovely background picture and sounds of the ocean. It instructs you to just sit and breathe for two minutes and detects if you touch the mouse or keyboard, prompting the two minutes to start again. Nice!