101 Tips For Recovering From Eating Disorders, Amy Barth
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101 Tips For Recovering From Eating Disorders

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Write your own book about tips for recovery…
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Express in as many ways as you can what recovery looks like to you.
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Journal about what the voice of your eating disorder is saying to you .

2. Do a collage that represents your feelings.

3. Do a collage of your needs and then start voicing what you need to others.

3. Make a deck of cards or a collage of the strong people in your life that you can reach out to during difficult times.

4. Draw a picture of how you think you look and then ask somebody else to draw a picture of you. Compare the pictures.

5. Keep a gratitude journal.

6. Say one nice thing about yourself everyday and keep a running list.

7. Burn a CD of music you like.

8. It takes strength to recover from an eating disorder. What does strength mean to you? Try different forms of art to express strength.

9. Design a t-shirt about recovering from an eating disorder. Wear it during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week in February.
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Take ten deep cleansing breaths
Listen to a guided imagery CD
Call, e-mail or write a letter to a friend
Watch your favorite comedy
Take a bubble bath
Scream
Dance
Laugh
Sing
Make a list of what you are grateful for
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Fill a box with things you can do when you are having a rough time(a funny movie, crossword puzzles, crafts, phone numbers for friends).
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Do that for every month you get through without engaging in your eating disorder.
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Wear a rubber band or a bracelet for every day you go without engaging in your eating disorder (when you get to 30 days, treat yourself to a manicure, a movie or anything that feels like a reward)
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Imagine how wonderful life would be if you were free of your eating disorder.
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You may lapse after a period of recovery and you will have to pick yourself up and start again.
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Set realistic expectations for yourself.
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It takes strength to recover from an eating disorder.
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Start each day by looking in the mirror and saying something nice about your body(Do it until it becomes a habit).
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Write a love letter to your body and note all the things you love about your body.
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Read (there is a wealth of info out there.)
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Do yoga and meditate.
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Find ways to build your self esteem (make a list of all the things you are good at).
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Adopt healthy coping mechanisms.
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Have compassion for yourself.
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Have patience with yourself.
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Take 10 deep cleansing breaths when you are having a rough moment.
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