I’ve had many a sufferers come to me and say: “I want recovery.”
Well, the first question that comes to present mind is: “how bad do you really want it?”
When the sufferers know I have recovered, they say they want to be in recovery just like I am.
Well….. I realize this may seem harsh but:
Is it really because you can’t?? Is it really that you won’t?? Are you really ready for life outside of ED and poor body image??
If you are REALLY ready, how bad do you really want it?!?
I think to ask this question because I know what it takes to recover. I know what it takes, and I know that that question is key.
It’s so key because you have got to really, seriously want it. You have to want it bad. In fact, you have to want recovery more than anything. You have to want recovery more than you want to eat, more than you want to restrict, more than you want to binge and more than you want to purge.
You have got to want recovery so bad that you no longer listen to ED. In fact, you don’t just stop listening to ED, you shun ED, you curse ED, you get angry at ED. You don’t just turn your back on ED, you kick ED the hell out. You have to want it so bad that you are no longer willing to allow ED and its voice to control you.
You have to want recovery more than you want to be “perfect”, “skinnier”, “prettier” – whatever those mean… You have to go minutes, days, hours without allowing ED and it’s irrational thoughts to control you. You have to want it so bad that you start taking control of your own life and your own recovery. You have to want recovery so bad that you take a stand; you take a strong, firm powerful stand. You have to want it so bad that you make that choice and you NEVER look back; you NEVER give in to ED; you NEVER allow that voice to be louder than your own EVER again. Never, ever again will ED control you. You have to want it that bad.
If you really want recovery, you don’t care about anything else as much as you care about recovering. When you get to the point that all you want to do is recover from ED, then you might start a real road to recovery. When you want recovery as much as you want to breath, then you might be successful.
Do you want recovery?
Do you REALLY want recovery?
Well… How bad do you REALLY want it?