- Recognize that you're off track. It's hard to change what you're not aware of. Be honest with yourself about where you're at.
- Forgive yourself. Dwelling in a cesspool of shame isn't going to help. Give yourself compassion.
- Choose to course-correct. That's right – it's a choice. You have the power to choose. (You also have the power to choose not to.)
- Enlist support. This might be your therapist, dietitian, doctor, psychiatrist, therapy group, family, friends, or anyone who contributes positively to your recovery process.
- Get back to basics. There's no magic formula to recovery or shortcuts. Do the foundational things that you know work. This probably includes following your meal plan (or at least eating consistently throughout the day), taking your medications as prescribed, scheduling appointments with your team (maybe even some extra sessions), getting enough sleep, etc.
- Be patient. Recovery is a long process. There will be ups and downs along the way. Don't let a lapse turn into a relapse, and if it already has, don't let a relapse keep you from choosing recovery.
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