If you have an eating disorder, please make sure to spend New Year’s Eve with the people who love you. And if you love someone with an eating disorder, get in touch. Don’t let them spend this special evening alone.
1. I resolve to work on my self-esteem. This is a great website http://www.goodcharacter.com/BCBC/SelfEsteem.html
2. I resolve to join a yoga class. It’s not just exercise, it’s a way to balance my body, mind and spirit.
3. I resolve to pursue a passion: art, pottery, and music classes all have the power to engage and heal.
4. I resolve to turn inward and meditate. It will help me calm and re-focus my mind.
5. I resolve to help someone else: literacy programs, tutoring programs - so many people are in need in this economy. I won’t have to look far.
6. I resolve to cultivate an attitude of gratefulness for the littlest things in life: getting up in the morning, taking a deep breath or a walk, feeling the sun, snow, even rain.
7. I resolve to appreciate the ones closest to me who I know worry about me every day. I will think about how, if something happens to me, my father, mother, and siblings lives will be changed forever.
8. I resolve to work at loving myself just the way I am.
9. I will renew my spirituality for the great comfort and strength it can give me.
10. I resolve if I am depressed to see a professional, because women with eating disorders and a history of depression are at high risk for suicide, according to suicide.org.
If you need help, please call one of these numbers:
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
National Suicide Hotline in English and Spanish