Throughout my recovery I have practised self care by knowing my triggers and preventing relapse as much as possible. Just as I am aware of my triggers and the signs of a possible relapse, I have also learnt how to self soothe myself during these troublesome times by:
Reading a good book.
Talking things through with friends.
Taking a big luxurious bubble bath.
A good old-fashioned cry.
Watching my favourite movies.
Reminding myself that it all is only 'temporary'.
Cuddling Odie the kitty cat.
Listening to Mariah.
Walking along the beach.
Treating myself to a pedicure/manicure at the local salon.
I am happy to say that I haven't had a serious relapse in at least five years now. I no longer run on autopilot as much with what an ED wants and have learnt how to best manage myself. It is so important to find what works best for you because it is in the act of healthy self care and soothing that recovery can transpire and continue .♥