You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore
Recovery from an eating disorder was the most uncomfortable experience of my life. Yes it led to a world of freedom and pure happiness, however the “doing” part felt like I was literally jumping out of my own skin.
My message for today is that recovery is not comfortable. Being uncomfortable is where the change happens. And in recovery from anorexia there needs to be a lot of change.
I remember as part of my recovery I set a goal to wear a pair of pants-Khakis to be exact-to my nephew’s baseball game. My typical attire was large sweat pants or leggings. Feeling the material on my waist was excruciating. I remember getting into the car and just crying. I wanted to rip the pants off and flee. Instead, I avoided avoiding and went to the game and sat in the discomfort.
Recovery takes courage. It takes courage to leave what is comfortable and safe and venture into the unknown. How can you leave your comfort zone today? Believe me, it is worth it.
We can recover one day at a time.