What keeps us from receiving care or thinking our needs are too much when this is possibly what will help us on our intuitive eating journey?
Receiving Care isn’t Always Easy
Do you find that you’re often rejecting care or unable to initiate getting even your basic needs met?
Maybe you’ve been gaslit (not having your experience believed or validated), not been given good care or experienced fat phobia.
It’s no surprise that many find that their needs are too much or are a threat to another person’s comfort.
When this happens, we can run into a nourishment barrier where we know what you need but you’re afraid to take it in.
This can look like having thoughts such as :
‘I already know what I need to do.’
‘I don’t have time to do the care right now.’
‘I’m saving money for something else.’
or you may find yourself with such a small window of tolerance that is being used up to simply survive that you’re unable to acknowledge what is needed or reach out for the care.
If any of this sounds true for you, it may be time to re-evaluate how you are defending yourself from yourself.
The Neurobiology of Self-Care
Getting our needs met and receiving care begins in your mind with your neurobiology.
Neurobiology is the organization of nervous system cells into functional circuits that process information and mediate behavior (www.sciencedaily.com).
How you talk to yourself, the thoughts you have about getting your needs met REALLY matters. It’s where all your behaviors and reactions to receiving care begins!
Changing Your Mindset Around Care
You may be asking yourself, where do I go from here?
All of these things sound true for me but what do I do now?
Get curious about the thoughts and reactions that come when receiving care.
Be curious about the road blocks and walls you put up around getting your needs met.
What keeps you from acting on it the many resources and information out there?
Often times with our next step in recovery we have to look at what is going on in our mind first that then affects our actions and behaviors.
We have to be willing to get emotionally uncomfortable and vulnerable with ourselves and stop seeing vulnerability as weakness or a threat.
Check out this week’s videos that dive deeper into the topic of receiving care.
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