Sunday, April 11, 2010

Three Things You Can Do Today

Those seeking recovery from an eating disorder, or those in recovery often talk about what they find difficult, what they feel they cannot do or are not ready to do, or what they'd like to but aren't able to do because of some kind of circumstance.

Well, here are 3 things you CAN do today - FOR SURE - so don't make excuses. Just do them. Sure, they are small steps, but they are steps. I'd like to do a post like this from time to time, with 3 things you CAN do right away. Right now.

Is this stuff earth-shattering? No. Is it good? Yes.

Three things you CAN do today:

- program your cell phone to tell you a nice message tomorrow at 10 AM (if you'll be sleeping, in a meeting, with a client, etc. at that time, it's no matter - the next time you look at your phone, that message will be waiting)

-look at yourself in the mirror and say, "I'll try to take care of you." This may sound a little cheesy, but when was the last time you told yourself that? And I'm not asking you to say, "I love myself" or "I'm beautiful" - think about it. You ARE ABLE to do this.

- find a positive post, quote, poem, etc. Print it, fold it, and put it in your wallet.

Do it now! There's no reason you can't.


Veggie said...

What Neil Armstrong said when he stepped onto the lunar surface was: "Rhat's one small step for a man, but one giant leap for mankind"...
That's just the same thing I can say about this post. A journey's made of million steps, and most of them are very little - but extremely important. Not only for this moment, but for the future journey in the recovery road where I'm walking.
Maybe I'm still not ready - my mind is not ready, I mean - for the second point of this list, but sure I'll immediately follow the first and the third ones... And tomorrow, at 10 AM, my cell phone will say:

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

Good for you, Veggie! Good for you!

roxy said...

I appreciate reading this positive post. We can all achieve our goals with that kind of attitude. Thanks, Arielle.

Gecko said...

Your blog is amazing. I got a lot of comfort from reading your posts and althought it made me cry a little at the lack of progress I'm making (I currently seem to be regressing) it also made me smile.
Hope you don't mind if I follow you.
I'm new to blogging and haven't got any comments on my posts yet. It would be nice to have your feedback as you seem to be very positive
Gecko x

Holly said...

I LOVE this! I have programmed my cellphone to send me a message everyday :)
Arielle your blog is so inspiring and positive, THANK YOU x

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

Thanks everyone.:) And good for you, Holly. I love cell phone message trick. It really starts to make a difference. I promise!

Holly said...

It made me grin like the Cheshire Cat the first time I recieved it!

I am one week into a mealplan, and yes it's hard, yes at times I feel like giving up, when ED is screaming at me. But reading your blog is always always so helpful - a heartfelt THANK YOU <3

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

That is wonderful, Holly!