If you wish to reach your goals
(who doesn’t?), don’t get seduced into making New Year’s resolutions. Why?
Because research says resolutions don’t work. Paradoxically, by not making them, you may be more likely to achieve and maintain your
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This month’s edition of “Good News for Eating Disorders Recovery” is out, and I wanted to share the inspiring message with you here as a prelude to a brand new year to come! I hope you enjoy it and thanks so much for reading and spending your year with me here!
You ARE Good at Recovery
Recently I got a message from a Facebook friend.
She asked a question I have heard all too often over the years – “What if I am just NO GOOD at recovery?”
The implication was clear. What if she simply wasn’t made of the right stuff to pull this “recovery” thing off? What if she tried …. and failed?
I spent years thinking this way, worrying myself sick that I was no good at recovery, that I would never ever recover, that everyone would laugh at me for even trying (or already was).
But then I recovered.
You see, this is just how it works. We don’t do these things because we are so good at them. We do them because they contain lessons we want and need to learn, and because they are worth doing.
Something deep within us – something far beneath the surface of our mind, has so much humility and says, “Well, I’ve never done this before and I will probably suck at it, but so what. I want my life to count for something and recovery matters, so I am going to suck at it and suck at it until I figure out how to do it and then I am going to ROCK.”
You ARE good at recovery. You CAN do this. You ARE doing this, each and every day, and you are doing it the same exact way we all do it – one halting, difficult but so worthwhile lesson at a time.
Bravo! And Happy New Year, my recovery rockstar friend!
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Comments by Hilary Wilson Earlier this year I had an experience that brought gratitude to the forefront of my mind and gave me the idea of cultivating an, ‘attitude of gratitude’. While stopped at an intersection, I noticed a homeless man walking with a limp, clearly disheveled, and struggling. He was holding a sign, smiling, and waving at passing cars. On the sign he held was not a plea for money or food, but instead…
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