National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is from February 25 – March 3, 2019. The theme this year is “come as you are”, encouraging people from all shapes and sizes to share their stories and unify the eating disorder community.
Creating a healthy lifestyle is essential in recovery. Our body is transitioning through physical, mental, emotional and psychological changes. I believe there are several different ways to create a healthy lifestyle and maintain it.
If one partner is abusing or addicted to alcohol or other drugs, it may be true that your spouse isn’t the one in rehab, but chances are that the addiction has impacted your relationship and made it unhealthy in one or more ways. It has long been known that healthy relationships and substance abuse do not mix.
For those of us in recovery, it is important for us to engage in healthy habits to live our best life in sobriety. With the demands and stressors in our lives, it can be difficult to find the time to take care of ourselves. This new way of thinking is not limited to those in early recovery but rather it is beneficial to all those struggling with indulging in unhealthy habits.
Responding appropriately to a loved one who suffers from mental illness can be trying at times. It can be difficult to be empathetic towards others when you don’t fully understand the struggles that they are facing, but giving the appropriate love and support is critically important when dealing with others.