When eating disorders are used to numb emotions, we often find that emotions become heightened instead. So rather than numbing, try to make a conscious effort to get in touch with your feelings by labeling what you experience and then own your feelings. There is no wrong or right way to feel right now, or anytime for that matter! During these uncertain times, it might be easy to focus on everything that is going wrong. We challenge you to reframe your mindset to find the positives that may have come from this experience. Perhaps it has allowed you to see your strength and resiliency in a new light, or maybe it has allowed you to connect with those you love in more meaningful ways.
Many people are using this time to slow down, reflect, and reset. Can you identify any toxic influences in your life that could benefit from stronger boundaries? For some, these toxic influences may be hiding in their social media feeds. Pictures and status updates that leave them feeling bad about themselves. If this resonates with you, you could use this time to reset by doing a social media overhaul to eliminate toxic influences from your feed. For others, creating supportive routines around mealtimes might be a helpful reset right now. We challenge you to identify what this supportive meal time might look like for you.