Monday, March 1, 2010

Declaration to ourselves

Last week I ran across this blog post which seemed so fitting to recovery. It's called a "Good Little Girl's Declaration of Independence" from the blog Practices Makes Imperfect which has some great posts about dealing with/overcoming perfectionism.

I think a lot of us have lost ourselves along the way with eating disorders. For many of us, one part of recovery is an attempt to find our authentic selves, gain self-worth, and discover who we truly are.

If you were to make a declaration of independence, what would you write/include?


Lisa said...

I just read that post and my favorite part is "everyone does it is not an excuse."

I have struggled with eating issues for 25 years. Dieted..because "everyone does it". I don't care if it's the norm. I'm done!!

Kim said...

I'd want to declare independence from guilt. I'm tired of feeling bad for not being "better" at whatever I'm doing (at anorexia, at recovery, at friendship, etc). I'm tired of beating myself up. I'm just fine as I am :)

Tiptoe said...

Lisa, congrats on stopping dieting! That is a great step. I wish you the best!

Kim, guilt would definitely be on mine too. We are so hard on ourselves. :-(