We all get stressed and anxious at times, making it hard to see a situation for what it is really is due to unhelpful, yet common thought patterns. Learning to challenge the notion that all thoughts completely true (even if you swear that is the case in the moment) is one way of being able to calm yourself down. Read on for common scenarios that can make anxiety skyrocket, and helpful ways of responding.
Our minds are just naturally busy, and when struggling with anxiety, depression, an eating disorder, or a past traumatic event, you can very much feel powerless when inundated with frequent, intense, and distressing repetitive thoughts.
Mindfulness techniques that shift your attention back to the present moment are helpful for alleviating any emotional, mental, or physical distress. Read below for some of my favorite tips and tricks for mind, body, and spirit, to help ground you in the present and feel more balanced.
For those who struggle with disordered eating or an eating disorder, I want you to know I full-heartedly believe having a healthy relationship with food is possible. You absolutely can have an accepting view of yourself and your body while eating normally. How freeing would it be to not think about food constantly, how to skip your next meal, compensate for calories consumed, or plan your next binge?!
Here are four must do's for eating disorder recovery based on what has worked with past clients and the research of others.