Before treatment I would be going for the year resolution…then I’d slip up, beat myself up, and give up.
Now I can’t think of doing anything correctly for an entire year (moving past the perfectionist in me). It’s kind of like thinking of being “recovered;” it seems too overwhelming and I panic because I’m not sure I can do it.
So the idea of having a fresh start each day and only having to do the right thing at this moment works better for me.
Eating Disorder treatment has taught me to have compassion for myself and messing up one day is much easier to forgive myself for then blowing some huge resolution and messing up the year.
Thanks for giving me the picture of doing day by day resolutions! I hadn’t made any New Year’s resolutions because I knew I couldn’t promise anything for a year!! Kym