recovery affirmations

You have a right to come out of trauma uglier and meaner and angrier and less forgiving. And being a “bad survivor” does not impinge upon your validity as a survivor or how deserving you are of care, healing and recovery. Grow claws and fangs, hate the people who hurt you, hold on to your grudges ‘til your grave, never forgive and never forget if that’s what you need. And don’t let anyone judge or shame you for what gives you that scrap of safety, or security, or healing, that the cruelty of others had denied you.

Putting yourself first and making sure your happiness is taken care of is so important to your happiness and to your health.

Notes to self:

1. Feeling full is not bad.

2. I deserve to enjoy and be nourished by the delicious holiday food.

3. Take deep breaths, I am not ED.

4. I am not my weight. I am so much more than my appearance.

5. I will not feel guilty for eating.

6. It’s okay to eat too much sometimes. I am not “bad” for eating.

7. I can take this one day at a time.

8. I don’t need to act a certain way in order to be entitled to support.

9. All food is good food.

10. I can do this.

worry less about what others are doing and focus on you and your own progress.

positive reminders

- you are loved

- you have a purpose

- you are enough

- it’s okay to have bad days

- it will get better, give it time

- some of the best days of your life haven’t happened yet, remember that

- you are strong and you can handle whatever life throws at you