feeling powerful!

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Emmeline
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feeling powerful!

Over the past few days I have been trying to confront things. I am fairly sure that body binges were always the more minor issue for me. The mind binge is definitely something I have been and still am clinging on to. It is a HABIT.

My biggest downfall is perhaps that I tend to avoid things right up until the last moment or until breaking point. Whether it be university work, relationships, organising things, emotions...I am an avoider! This ties in with binge eating in a HUGE way.

I have noticed that the need to binge comes as a reaction to avoid things in my life. This can even be the case in the morning, when I am trying to avoid getting myself up and out to face a day of work. This could also be to do with me being half asleep in the morning and my mind not being quite its rational self. Either way, I am going to try to stop avoiding difficult situations and confront them.

By confronting everything head on, I will be living a busy lifestyle which is a bit daunting...but this is all about keeping busy and living an interesting, full life. I know that this is ultimately what I want so aim to strive for it!

Regarding morning time, I think for now it could be a good idea for me to shower, get dressed and feel good before eating breakfast. Perhaps I should even wake up a little bit earlier to eat a calmer breakfast with my housemate.

Does anyone have any suggestions for avoiding morning binges?

Apart from this, realisations like the one above do make me feel POWERFUL!

"Une fois que tu as réalisés que tu peux faire ce que tu veux, tu es libre! Tu peux voler."

recovery2014
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Hello, I can relate to what

Hello, I can relate to what you say about avoidance through mind binges (or "getting through" daunting days by using bingeing).

I find 10mins of relaxation or stretching in the morning very calming. I also take regular breaks during the day- these have been particularly helpful because they break up the business.

And, most importantly, I now accept that I have limits (wow, right?!). I used to disregard my feelings that I was overwhelmed and now I don't. If I feel overwhelmed, I am doing too much. I do a bit less. One day, perhaps I will be able to do more but, if I can't, that's ok too.

"According to all known laws of aviation, there's no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to lift its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway - because bees don't care what humans think is impossible."

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