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If you have an eating disorder, it's probably a part of your life on a day-to-day basis. Even during the happiest and best times of the year, such as during the holiday season, you have to worry about how it is going to affect your life, especially because food is such a focal point of many holiday celebrations. You don't have to let your eating disorder ruin the joyous holiday season for you, though. If you follow these tips, you can manage your eating disorder and focus on staying happy and healthy during this festive time of year.
1. Focus on Activities That Aren't Related to Food
A lot of activities during the holidays can seem to be centered on food. If you're struggling with an eating disorder, this can be tough. You might feel better able to cope if you choose activities that aren't related to food. For example, try focusing on activities like singing Christmas carols, making holiday crafts, or visiting loved ones during non-meal times. Of course, you probably are not going to be able to avoid activities that are related to food completely during the holiday season, but putting a focus on other things can give you a break from stressing over food for a little while.
2. Set Boundaries for Yourself and Others
You are probably going to be spending a lot of time with family and friends during the holiday season. If this is the case, there is nothing wrong with setting boundaries both for yourself and others. If you have a well-meaning family member or friend who seems to always make comments about what and how much you eat, for example, there is nothing wrong with stepping away from that person or politely letting that person know that his or her comments are not appreciated.
3. Don't Be Afraid to Seek Help
Don't feel bad if you find yourself having a hard time dealing with your eating disorder during the holiday season. Also, don't feel bad about needing and looking for help. If you go through a particularly rough patch, you may want to visit an eating disorder treatment center for a little while, no matter what time of year it might be. If you think that you will be able to manage things on your own but you'd like a little help, try calling a helpline or scheduling an appointment with a counselor. Then you can get a little help and encouragement during a time of year that might be quite difficult for you.