Recovery affirmations are incredibly powerful tools. These statements can speak to your soul, resonate with your inner wisdom, and motivate you to choose recovery even in the toughest moments. When healing from an eating disorder, affirmations can be a game-changer.
There are countless ways affirmations can be utilized. You can write them on your mirror with a dry erase marker, on post-it notes to place all over your home, or even scribble them into your journal.
Sometimes just the act of writing out affirmations can be a catalyst for a deep inner shift.
Painted on wood, watercolor paper, or even construction paper- affirmations are a beautiful visual reminder of your goals, motivations, and path. A picture of an affirmation can even be used as the wallpaper on your favorite device. Some people record themselves speaking affirmations and then listen to the replay. Remember, there is no “right” way to use affirmations. Experiment until you find what works best for you.
Finding the right affirmations
Before you start posting them everywhere you turn, make sure you select affirmations that fit you. Listen to your intuition and notice how you feel internally when you read them. Search for that spark, deep within, that ignites the desire for a life free of an eating disorder.
So, where do you find the perfect affirmations? We asked you- the warriors of our community- to tell us your favorites. Overwhelmed by amazing responses, we decided to share many of them here.
- Recovery means both my body and my brain are walking the same path, hand in hand.
- I will fight this illness and feed myself, not fight myself and feed this illness.
- I am safe. I am loved. I am wise.
I would rather have a big life than a small body.
- If I do what I’ve always done, I’ll get what I’ve always gotten.
- I have to GO through it to GET through it.
- I am strong.
Anxiety, depression, and my emotions won’t last forever. But if I use behaviors, my eating disorder will.
- I. AM. ENOUGH.
- I deserve recovery as much as anyone does.
- My eating disorder no longer serves me.
I can sit in discomfort. It will not last forever and I will learn from it.
- I am human and all humans feel this way sometimes.
- My eating disorder does not serve me anymore.
- I am worth more than a number.
The problem is not my body. The problem is society.
- Yes, it is hard. And I can do hard things.
- I haven’t come this far to only come this far.
- I am not alone.
I don’t have to earn food. I have the right to eat just by being alive.
- Time and trust. Trust and time.
- Just do the next right thing.
- My body knows what it is doing.
Food will not hurt me as much as my eating disorder will hurt me.
- This will pass. I can be happy. I need to keep fighting.
- I didn’t “let myself go.” I let myself live.
- I am stronger than my eating disorder.
I am more than what gravity tells me I am.
You got this warrior!
Thank you to all of the warriors who shared such inspirational affirmations with us. If your favorite isn’t list above, we want to hear from you. Comment below with the affirmation that helps you the most.
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