In today’s work-centric culture, our to-do list’s never end. There is always someone to call, an email to send, an errand to run. It is so exhausting. Yet taking time to relax and recharge can be a foreign concept to someone with a history of an eating disorder. For Chicago based journalist and Recovery Warrior contributor Clare Milliken, it took a lot of practice to get to a place where she realized her nose to the grindstone did not make her happier or more fulfilled.
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What You’ll Learn
- What is in Clare’s recovery toolbox
- Why our work-centric culture makes us less productive
- What is the lotion challenge and how can it help improve your body image
- What is social self-care and it’s advantages
Comparison is the thief of joy
Favorite Recovery Resource
- The Recovery Warrior Show 🙂
Advice to Former Self
Suffering doesn’t make you worthy. You can do this, you can get through this, but no one can do it for you. You can do it though.
Definition of Recovery
Living free of shame and free of self-abuse. Embracing enjoyment, fun and spontaneity.
For Your Journey
- 2016 Recovery Warrior Calendar (Use discount code WARRIOR to receive 10% off your order)
- Find professional help through Recovery Warriors Help Finder
- Rise Up + Recover app on Google Play and iTunes
- Music Credit: “Something to Live For” by Mallory Faye
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