It’s a new year, warrior! Here are 5 super simple (and inexpensive!) ways to boost your recovery this year.
5 super simple ways to boost your recovery
1. Rise Up App
Using the Recovery Warriors Rise Up App to record my food and feelings has been beyond helpful! I’ve been able to see patterns and then address how I can improve and change my habits.
The extra encouraging resources and music within the app have also been great inspiration!
Journalling thoughts and observations in the notes section of your phone is another great outlet. It’s convenient, discreet, and you usually have your phone nearby.
And don’t only journal on bad days! Recording feeling and motivation on good days can serve as something to reflect on during the harder days.
3. Serve others
Signing up to volunteer has been an incredibly rewarding experience. I highly recommend it for anyone who has a few hours to offer their time.
Find a cause you’re passionate about and make time in your schedule to serve others. You’ll probably find that you feel you get more out of it than you give, and you’ll walk away with bigger perspective and new eyes.
The act of diverting interest away from yourself with the shared interest of making a small difference is extremely powerful.
4. Be creative
Creative outlets like art and redecorating or rearranging my living spaces are another easy way to distract yourself from fixation on food and body.
It doesn’t have to be anything big, time consuming, or expensive. Try simply rearranging your bedroom furniture, picking flowers and arranging them into a bouquet, or following a simple craft tutorial on Pinterest.
5. Read an inspirational book
Reading seems to be less popular now that we can spend our time mindlessly scrolling through social media, but it’s worth the effort it takes to read something inspirational!
I recently read Carolyn Costin’s 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, which is an incredible resource for anyone at any stage of their recovery. Befriending Your Body, Pound for Pound, and Intuitive Eating are other great reads!