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Taking time for self


Thursday, February 06, 2014

Bingeing is a symptom I have just come to realize: It is an attempt to do self care when one feels uncared for. Binges are signals that something is wrong & that needs are not being met either physically or emotionally. Binges are a last stand against deprivation.

Before you can take time for yourself in ways other than bingeing, one must believe that they are worth deserving time for themselves.

Today I took a day off of work and did frivolous, self focused activities without thinking of doing for others.

This a a part of my journey of healing.



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GABIBEAR 2/7/2014 12:55AM

    What a fantastic idea Jane!!! Hope you had a great time!!!

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GOODGETNBETR 2/7/2014 12:41AM

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Thanks for sharing this.

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RACEWELLWON 2/6/2014 9:47AM

    Great blog - so true - getting a grip on that early is huge progress . Hugs k

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MBTEPP 2/6/2014 9:47AM

    Great reminder that we must take care of ourself before we can take care of others. Good for you!

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BEANIES_MOM 2/6/2014 9:20AM

    I am glad you took time to yourself, and what great insight you have for the reasons behind binges.

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SMITTY4RL 2/6/2014 7:52AM

    I have never thought of it that way, but I can see it. Great insight--will try to remember!

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NUTRON3 2/6/2014 7:10AM

    Great idea!

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INTRINSIC_2014 2/6/2014 5:28AM

    I've never thought of it that way. One of my main psychological issues is feeling uncared for. Somehow I've come to realize that I have to be the one caring for myself, but I never went behind that feeling to see where it came from. (If that makes sense! LOL)

So maybe my body was just trying to mother me (and "feed me"), when really all I needed to do was show myself that I care (in a nonfood related way)... Lots to think about! Thank you!
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POCOPRESTO 2/6/2014 3:34AM

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 2/6/2014 1:31AM

    That's a good idea! I should try that. Thanks for the idea!

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