Self-Care for Recovery

Below are example of activities that can be found on social medial for our clients to use to build upon skills developed during treatment. These self-care for recovery options will help you overcome an eating disorder.

Laughing is a recommended self care activity for women and girls with eating disorders

Activity 1: Laugh

Laughter is good for the soul. Take time to read a joke, watch a comedy, or laugh with a friend.

Practicing saying no is a recommended self care activity for women and girls with eating disorders

Activity 2: Say No

Practice the art of saying no. Setting boundaries is a way to honor yourself. It is important to say no to some things in order to maintain the time and energy for what is most precious to you and to make room for better things that are yet to come.

Treating yourself is a recommended self care activity for women and girls with eating disorders

Activity 3: Treat Yourself

Take yourself on a spontaneous little adventure this weekend or just commit a chunk of time to do an activity that is life-giving.

Writing a thank you letter to your body is a recommended self care activity for women and girls with eating disorders

Activity 4: Practice Gratitude

Write a thank you letter to your body. Our body image can be negative at times – take a moment to thank your body for the many ways it helps you take the world by storm.

Doing something artistic is a recommended self care activity for women and girls with eating disorders

Activity 5: Get Artsy

Do something artistic. Get out some art supplies and just play – no rules or limitations.

Making a plan is a recommended self care activity for women and girls with eating disorders

Activity 6: Plan

Make a plan for next week. Write down a few goals for yourself, your obstacles to meeting those goals, and your tools for overcoming them. You’ve got this!

Feeling the music is a recommended self care activity for women and girls with eating disorders

Activity 7: Feel the Music

Play an upbeat song – especially one that makes you feel positive or inspired. Belt the words, dance like no one is watching, or just rock out in your car.

Writing down ten things you love about yourself is a recommended self care activity for women and girls with eating disorders

Activity 8: Love Yourself

Write down 10 things you love about yourself. Integrate these thoughts throughout your day and post each one in a place you’ll see it to keep yourself encouraged.

Actively choosing to be happy and love yourself is a recommended self care activity for women and girls with eating disorders

Activity 9: Make a Choice

Actively choose to love yourself and be happy today – no matter what happens. This can positively effect your mood and your outlook.

Getting enough rest is a recommended self care activity for women and girls with eating disorders

Activity 10: Rest

Rest is crucial to recovery. Prioritize your need for sleep.

Self-Care for Recovery Benefits

At Selah House, we’ll help you with self-care for recovery. However, it’s important to seek professional treatment and aftercare. For example, our programs include:

With our help, you will have the best chance at total recovery and overall wellness. Therefore, contact our friendly staff today at 866-324-8081 for more information.