5 Steps for a ‘VERY’ Good Friday
Here’s wishing a very happy Good Friday to all of you, from all of us.
What will you be up to today?
Will you be having your first hot cross bun in years?
Might you be sharing an Easter Egg with your child and absolutely committing to be ‘at peace’ and ‘in the moment’ with that activity?
Whatever your plan, here’s our five steps for having yourself a very recovery-focused Good Friday:
1 Start with the best of intentions and translate them immediately into action (Go through with that special breakfast, stick to that snuggle in bed you promised, be good to you)
2 Remind yourself that regime slavery is ritualistic suffering. Today is a public holiday. Why should ‘other people’ treat such occasions as a more enjoyable and routine-free day, and you not?
3 Do something which your recovery would not have allowed you to do last year, but that you’re able to do this year (from eating chocolate at 7am with your children, to lounging in bed and refusing to catch sight of your trainers)
4 Surprise them. Use this as a day to do something which comes as a little more of a surprise to those who have long been desperate to see your recovery – be that eating an ‘off plan meal’ together, suggesting a baking session, or playing a game where you take yourself less seriously than you once might
5 Give yourself permission. Whether that’s eating well before hunger cues, choosing something you’d never normally have, or getting another snack or a second-helping even when others aren’t. Give Yourself Permission.
- Apr 2021