5 essential elements you need to STAY ON TRACK and make real progress in your recovery

When you’re on your eating disorder recovery journey, staying on track and making real progress is no small feat. But guess what? You’ve got this, and we have 5 things to help you along the way.

In the latest episode of Recover Strong, an audio series on The Recovery Warriors Show podcast channel, host Andrea Wells and guest Jessica Flint dive deep into the five key ingredients needed to stay on track and make real progress in your recovery journey.

Let’s explore the transformative power of connection, courage, commitment, calendar, and clarity.

Making Real Progress in Your Recovery

Listening to our podcast, reading these articles, and being on the journey to eating disorder recovery is already taking a monumental step toward a brighter, healthier future. 

But let’s be real, progress can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, right? 

Fear not, because we’re here to walk this path with you and shed light on the five indispensable keys to staying on track and making genuine strides in your eating disorder recovery. 

1. Connection

One of the most powerful ways to stay on track in recovery is by cultivating a sense of connection.

One way to do that is by practicing gratitude.

Connection is key to recovery from an eating disorder.

Andrea Wells

Research has shown that gratitude boosts emotional resilience and well-being [1], helping you see the good things in life even during challenging times.

So, why not start a daily gratitude practice?

Whether it’s sharing your gratitude with loved ones or reflecting on it privately, this simple act can deepen your connection with yourself and others.

2. Courage

Recovery requires tremendous courage – the willingness to face difficult emotions, confront past traumas, and challenge damaging thoughts and behaviors.

There may be moments when doubt creeps in, but it is crucial to remember that true growth often involves stepping outside of our comfort zones.

Embrace the challenges, lean into discomfort, and stay committed to your healing journey.

3. Commitment

Commitment is often associated with partnerships or relationships, but it plays a crucial role in recovery too.

True commitment involves facing challenges head-on and finding ways to work through them.

It’s okay for doubts to arise, but rather than seeking escape, staying committed to the path of recovery is where true progress lies.

Remember, it’s through perseverance that we make strides toward overcoming an eating disorder.

4. Calendar

The calendar becomes your ally in managing the demands of recovery.

By using a calendar, you can prioritize recovery-focused activities and get a better picture of what truly matters in your life.

From therapy sessions to self-care practices or things you do for fun, putting these activities in your calendar empowers you to make intentional choices and keeps you accountable.

By putting recovery-focused activities in your calendar, you give yourself credit for the positive steps you are taking toward your healing journey.

Although the timing may not always be exact, what truly matters is consistency and the commitment to engage in activities that support your recovery.

5. Clarity

In the realm of recovery, clarity serves as a guiding light towards progress and growth.

It is through the lens of clarity that one can gain a deep understanding of their journey, their goals, and the steps needed to achieve them.

Recovery is like an onion. There’s many layers to it.

Andrea Wells

Clarity enables you to see beyond the haze of your eating disorder, revealing the path toward healing and self-discovery.

By cultivating clarity, you can discern between pseudo-progress and true transformation, ensuring that your efforts are directed toward addressing the root causes of your struggle.

With clarity as your guide, you can navigate the complexities of recovery, making informed choices and fostering a sense of purpose beyond your journey to a healthier relationship with food and your body.


These 5 essential ingredients can help you stay on track and make real progress in your recovery journey.

Connection, courage, commitment, calendar, and clarity are the 5 building blocks that will guide you toward transformation and healing.

Take a listen to the full episode and remember, recovery is a personal journey, but you are not alone.

Reach out for support, prioritize self-care, and embrace the challenges and triumphs along the way.

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[1] https://www.cdc.gov/emotional-wellbeing/social-connectedness/affect-health.htm

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