Click below to discover various articles, blog posts, books and other resources that offer tips on how to get through relapses in eating disorder recovery, how to find the silver lining after setbacks, and understanding that recovery rarely happens in a straight line.
Looking Glass Resources
Advice by Kaela: Navigating Setbacks - Giving Yourself Permission To Be Human: Advice on what do you do when you find yourself facing a relapse and feeling not only defeated but also overwhelmed by the journey forward.
Advice by Kaela: Recovery Feels Overwhelming, What Should I do?: How to break down recovery into small, manageable steps. Suggestions include slowing down and taking a deep breath, setting small goals, engaging in enjoyable activities (self-care), readjusting expectations, and recognizing achievements.
Advice By Kaela: The Uncomfortable Side of Recovery: This article talks about how recovery can be uncomfortable and hard, and gives advice for working through this.
10 Ways to Cope With a Relapse in Eating Disorder Recovery: This blog from NEDA offers tips on how to deal with a relapse or setback in recovery. Suggestions include seeking out the help of a professional, journaling about triggers, using music, finding quotes/mantras, getting rid of the scale, etc.
Relapse Prevention Plan: How to create a relapse prevention plan, including identifying potential triggering or stressful situations, behaviors to watch out for, recovery behaviors and strategies to use, coping skills, and people you can reach out to.