5 things to do this weekend to keep your recovery on track

By Ellie

  • Make your bedroom a sanctuary

Your bedroom is YOUR space. What can you do this weekend to make it feel extra safe and comfortable? Perhaps you could do with some more candles and cushions, or a small space for a mediation corner? The more you make your bedroom a sanctuary for comfortability and calm, the more you’ll associate it with those feelings.

  • Create a vision board for where you’ll be in 5 years time as someone recovered from an eating disorder

Either on your computer or physically on a cork board, cut and paste pictures that represent where you’ll be in 5 years’ time as someone recovered from an eating disorder. This may seem really foreign and far away at first, but you don’t have to be that precise! Take a few moments to imagine what you might want to be doing, visiting or wearing if you were in a better place both in your mind and body.

  • Make a new playlist

When you were younger, did you ever surf YouTube finding and downloading new music? Personally, I remember staying up until the early hours of the morning just to listen to “one more track”.  Set aside an afternoon where it’s just you, your laptop and your headphones. Get excited discovering different genres and notice the feelings that arise whilst you’re listening.

  • Treat yourself with something really small

When was the last time you went to a café or wine bar and just sat by yourself with a book and a drink? It feels nice to take yourself out on a date, and we don’t do it often enough considering how easy it is to do.

  • Plan a #selfcaresunday

Make an agreement with yourself that you’ll take extra time on Sunday evening to pamper yourself. Run a bath, add some salts or bubbles, put on a podcast and slowly massage on a face mask. You deserve to love your whole body.

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