While the song lyrics “don’t worry, be happy” may seem like very superficial advice, especially to someone struggling with an eating disorder, they do point to a fact that can be helpful: we can choose to focus on being happy. At our California anorexia recovery center, we tell the people we work with that a positive attitude can be a very powerful addition to their recovery efforts.
Fake it Until You Make it
The key to overcoming an eating disorder is developing the ability to eat mindfully. And mindfulness comes much more easily and naturally when we’re content and happy. Consequently, time spent on cultivating happiness is time well spent. Read more on this article: