- Category: Self-Help
Eating disorder recovery advances more quickly if you combine journal writing with your psychotherapy. You can gain even more value from your journal by using an "unpacking" technique.
Recovery Value of Your Journal
Writing what you feel and think as well as your daily activities gives you more stability in emotionally turbulent times.
It also helps you discover some hidden underlying causes and themes to your bulimia, anorexia, binge eating or compulsive eating.
You gain value, insight and sometimes vital revelations when you read your journal entries two months after you've written them. The time lapse gives you enough time and distance to understand and see through your words to a deeper personal meaning than you could at the time you originally wrote. You can make connections that you couldn't see before.