Affirmations for Letting Go of Control and Surrendering Into the Unknown

Are you on a journey of eating disorder recovery and finding it challenging to let go of control and embrace the uncertainty that comes with it?

It’s a common struggle, and it’s okay to feel that way.

This is why we created Love Notes, a podcast on The Recovery Warrior Shows that is all about fostering a mindset that’s resilient and filled with self-love. In this affirmation track, we give you inspiration to find the strength to let go of control and step into the unknown while pursuing recovery.

Releasing Control and Embracing Uncertainty: A Journey of Surrender

When living with an eating disorder, it’s natural to want to control every aspect of your life, including your food and body, to feel safe.

Recovery from an eating disorder is a journey of surrender, you can’t predict every twist and turn in your recovery path.

It’s important to remember that it’s not about giving up; it’s about making room for healing, growth, and a brighter future. 

When you release the need to control every calorie, every bite, and every aspect of your body, you open the door to change. 

Letting Go and Trusting the Process in Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating disorder recovery can feel like a rollercoaster ride, with its ups and downs, but it’s essential to let go of the reins a bit and trust the process.

You’re not alone on this journey; you have a support team, including professionals and loved ones, who want to see you thrive.

And if you haven’t already get on the waitlist for the Courage Club for practical strategies, accountability, and active support to fully recover.

Trust that the wonderful community you’re in will guide you, and more importantly, trust yourself.

You’ve got the strength within you to break free from the shackles of an eating disorder.

So, even on the tough days when it feels like you’re losing control, remember that letting go is a step toward regaining your life.

How Affirmations Can Help You Let Go

Think of affirmations as your personal cheerleaders, the little voice in your head that’s always rooting for you.

When it comes to letting go of control and diving into the unknown during your eating disorder recovery, they play a unique role.

These affirmations are like gentle nudges, reminding you that it’s okay not to have everything figured out, that you’re strong enough to embrace uncertainty.

They encourage you to release the grip of control and trust the process.

Below, we share with you letting go of control affirmations to guide you every step of the way:

Letting Go and Surrender

✦ I let go of what I cannot change – that includes my natural body shape and the actions and reactions of other people.

✦ I let go of needing a specific outcome and proceed forward without expectations.

✦ Instead of trying to force things to be or look a certain way, I allow all to be as it is. I let go.

✦ When I let go of my plan, the universe reveals it has a plan greater than mine.

✦ I release my need to have things when and how I want, and I turn my trust to the universe.

✦ I give up behaviors that have created a comfort zone for me – they no longer serve me.

I give up behaviors that have created a comfort zone for me – they no longer serve me.

✦ I surrender my resistance and allow the Divine to support me and give me what I need.

Trust and Faith in Life

✦ I am safe and protected. I can trust in a Higher Power to guide me and take care of me.

✦ I trust life has its own time and place.

✦ I am confident and sure of myself.

✦ My life is important, and I allow myself to be fully in the process.

✦ I embrace the journey and let situations unfold naturally for the highest good of all.

✦ I trust my future self and a higher power are guiding me.

I trust my future self and a higher power are guiding me.

✦ I have goals and deep desires, and they will manifest in their own right time and place.

✦ I always get what I need when I need it. I surrender.

Self-Reflection and Growth

✦ Needing to know exactly how something is going to end before I begin holds me back from experiencing life. I choose to experience life in all its rawness and realness.

✦ Difficult situations lead to divine solutions.

✦ All difficult paths are opportunities for me to dive inward and see the true lessons.

✦ Setbacks and losses do not define me. They nudge me into a new awareness of self, and I focus forward with love.

✦ Setbacks in my life are surprising opportunities for growth.

Any area of my life that feels painful is an opportunity for me to go inward. I reflect on my pain and see what needs to be changed.

✦ I can be calm in the chaos and embrace uncertainty because I am a beacon of love and light.

Empowerment and Self-Trust

✦ I connect to my own inner authority and power and let go of worrying about what other people will say, think, or do.

✦ No matter the outcome of uncertain situations in my life, I will be able to handle them.

✦ I am a loving, kind, inherently good person and deserve love.

✦ I am open and willing to live my life in new ways free from the shackles of fear.

✦ I call my power back from people, thoughts, and situations that drain it.

✦ My power is not in how a situation plays out, but in how I proceed.

✦ Starting now, I focus forward. I align my energy with love and support.

✦ I willingly surrender my attachment to what other people will do with their lives.

Mindfulness and Gratitude

✦ I allow myself to feel fear and the pain of unmet needs with compassion and gentle care.

✦ I am connected to my emotions and I feel them fully.

✦ I focus on being grounded in the present moment with gratitude in my heart.

✦ I release all worry and spend my time creating my joy-filled reality.

✦ I release all expectations and allow myself to be in the flow of life.

I release all expectations and allow myself to be in the flow of life.

✦ Starting now, I focus forward. I align my energy with love and support.

How to Make Affirmations a Practice

Affirmations are personal and should resonate with you deeply. 

They’re like little pep talks from yourself, helping you stay focused on your path to recovery. 

Keep at it consistently as this consistency helps them sink in. 

What better way to have consistency than to listen to it through LOVE NOTES, your weekly audio affirmations for recovery?

Affirmations, when woven into your daily routines, serve as reminders of your commitment to recovery and self-improvement, helping you stay on course even during challenging times.


Embracing uncertainty in eating disorder recovery is a transformative and courageous journey.

It’s about recognizing that letting go of control is not a sign of weakness but a powerful step toward healing and self-discovery.

Surrendering to the process can be challenging, but it paves the way for a life worth living, filled with self-acceptance and genuine happiness.

Take a listen to the affirmation track and use it as your daily companion and source of strength and inspiration.

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