It seems like our lives get busier with each passing year. Most people would agree that they are more overworked and stressed out than ever before. And for those who are struggling with an eating disorder, this stress only intensifies their pain and complicates their recovery.
In response, some people go to the other extreme. Rather than trying to keep up, they simply drop out. They quit their job, cut ties with family and friends, and just generally withdraw. This, of course, feels good initially as stress is eliminated, but it is just as damaging in the long run. At our eating disorder treatment center in Roseville, CA, we emphasize the need for balance.