In this week’s videos, we’re talking about how growing up in a family that is overly critical can hurt our recovery in now time, and finding hope for the journey.
If you were raised in knit-picking and criticism, here’s how it’s blowing up your recovery in now time:
Have you ever found yourself having a hard food day or having a negative thought you don’t want to have, and the narrative immediately begins of ‘I should have known better’, ‘Didn’t I do this work 3 months ago’? etc.?
This is a sign that someone was nit-picked and criticized for the smallest things when they were growing up.
Unfortunately, this translates to our food.
We develop a high level expectation that everything is going to be perfect or we feel deep shame.
It becomes a REALLY big deal if we don’t get it right.
It’s important to remember that recovery is a process, not a program and you will not get it 100% right the first time around.
We need to give ourself dignity, compassion, care, worth.
Hope for the frustration with what is and vision for what will be
It can feel frustrating to see where you are and how much work it’s going to take to get to where you want to go. It’s alright to feel tired, sad, mad about that but it’s important to not forget to think about what is and what will be.
The reality is, if you’re actually doing the work and allowing yourself to do the hard things, it will all add up to the vision of the kind of person you dream of being.
Let’s dive deeper into each of these topics in the videos below :
If you’re looking for help in your food recovery journey, I invite you to do one of the following
1. Sign up for a free 30 minute 1:1 session with me (Tracy). You can do that here.
2. Join my free Facebook group
3. Sign up to be a part of my private group, the Peaceful Eating Community, to go deeper with a smaller group of women on a similar journey as you.