5 Recovery Focused Reminders This Mental Health Week
If you're struggling with motivation and recovery focus this Mental Health Week, please make sure to read these points:
- This past year has been incredibly tough. If your mental health has suffered as a result of the global pandemic, try to show yourself compassion. If you’d hoped to make big recovery changes but have found yourself feeling as trapped as ever or struggling to stay motivated, that is completely understandable and doesn’t mean that you’ve missed your chance. Each new day brings opportunities to take steps towards healing your relationship with food and movement. Why not start now?
- Whatever your size, weight, shape, gender, sexuality, age or cultural background, you deserve support, empathy and respect. Eating disorders can affect anybody, and your struggles are valid.
- There is no shame in struggling with your mental health. If your inner critic tries to drag you down, ask yourself if you would judge yourself so harshly for getting a stomach bug, breaking your arm or developing appendicitis. Just like physical illness, nobody chooses mental illness.
- Self-care isn’t a luxury, it’s essential. Whatever it may look like for you, carving out time to do things which boost you, calm you, nourish you, make you laugh or allow you to connect with the parts of you that have nothing to do with food, weight, shape or exercise, will make recovery more sustainable and help you ride out the storms.
- Reach out: whether it be seeking professional help, support from family and friends or getting in touch with Wednesday’s Child to find out more about what we offer, making connections and building a support team around you is both courageous and key to navigating a journey towards recovery.
- May 2021