Thursday, February 2, 2023
HomeEating Disorder3 Issues to Deliver into 2023, and three Issues to LEAVE BEHIND

3 Issues to Deliver into 2023, and three Issues to LEAVE BEHIND


It’s the most recent new 12 months I’ve ever had.

I’ve by no means been ENGAGED earlier than, going into the brand new 12 months.

It' 2023! And there are definitely some things that I want to bring with me into 2023, and some things that I DON'T. What's on YOUR list? #nye #newyear #2023 #edrecovery #recovery #faith #engaged #moving #mentalhealth #wellness

I’m in a brand new CITY, having simply moved from Manhattan to Cincinnati, Ohio.

And I’ve by no means owned a home with one other particular person earlier than! (Particularly one which I don’t dwell in!)

So all that to say, it’s a VERY NEW, NEW YEAR for me!

Which has prompted me to suppose: what’s it that I need to carry with me in 2023? Not a decision, per se, however relatively, a spotlight to make this 12 months the very best it could possibly presumably be.

I need to carry JOY with me into 2023.

There’s numerous stress that surrounds shifting, planning a marriage, beginning a brand new life in a brand new metropolis, and admittedly…commuting each day from my dwelling with my fiancé, to sleep at my father or mother’s home half-hour away. That’s numerous stress — sober stress…as a result of I can’t actually have a glass of wine since I’ve to drive throughout city on the finish of the night time!

So I need to be sure that I’ve a joyful spirit by means of all of it. I need to tackle challenges and snags within the highway with grace and a lightheartedness that brings gentle to these round me, and factors to the One who’s the supply of our pleasure.

I need to carry RESPECT into 2023.

Respect covers numerous issues. In the beginning, respect for my fiancé. I as soon as heard it mentioned {that a} man values respect greater than love. And…properly, the jury is out on that one. However I will say, that respect is the muse of any wholesome relationship.

And “dwelling with” him (throughout waking hours, that’s…) I need to actively search for methods to respect him. Whether or not that’s discovering methods to assist out within the rental: carry down the recycling to the basement, holding issues tidy; whether or not that’s having nutritious meals prepared for him at lunch and dinner, whether or not that’s being quiet when he’s taking work calls upstairs. I need to discover methods to respect him by means of my actions.

And in addition by means of my phrases: I need to talk with him properly: which implies listening greater than I speak…and I speak rather a lot. I need to actually hear to grasp. And in addition, to share my emotions, ideas and issues too, as an alternative of bottling them up…which I’m very expert at…

And I need to respect him by making his transition to Cincinnati as finest as it may be. Whether or not that’s organising double dates, or signing up for attention-grabbing courses, or discovering a younger grownup group or {couples}’ Bible research at church…I need to create a wonderful life with him, and ease us into that course of as finest as I can. He has given a lot to me by uprooting his life in New York (the place he lived since start) to maneuver right here — I need to assist him make this metropolis actually really feel like dwelling.

And in addition in relation to respect, I need to proceed to respect my restoration: Shield it, guard it, be diligent with it. The life I’m dwelling now — which I by no means may have dreamed of throughout my anorexia — is solely attainable due to my restoration. And with the marriage developing, there may be numerous strain round physique picture, and I need to simply guard my coronary heart to be prepared for that: and have an impenetrable fortress, solidifying the work that I’ve finished these previous 15 years.

I need to carry GRATITUDE with me into 2023.

Lastly, I need to carry a spirit of gratitude with me, each day in 2023. I really really feel God’s blessing pouring down — with an unimaginable man, with my well being, with shifting again to my hometown — and the face that it was my man’s concept to take action, as a result of he knew it was my coronary heart’s deepest want. God is so good, and I need to by no means ever take that without any consideration.

Even only for waking up within the morning. I imply, my gosh, take a look at what occurred this previous Monday through the Bengals/Payments sport. Life can change instantly…and reward God that Hamlin is making progress and seems goes to be okay.

Gratitude. If you happen to’re busy recognizing all of the blessings God has bestowed upon you, you’ll be too busy to be down or in a foul temper.

So far as what I’m NOT bringing with me…

  1. Bottling up my feelings. – I really want to work on my wholesome communication and never simply saying that “I’m positive.”
  2. Unchecked spending. I really want to work on budgeting my funds. Proudly owning a home is a large monetary expense, which implies discovering methods to “tighten the belt” in different areas.
  3. Destructive self speak. This one I’ve gotten rather a lot higher at, however I nonetheless can slip up occasionally. I’ve realized {that a} set off for that is after I haven’t exercised shortly. So staying in steadiness: with vitamin, wholesome motion, sleep, work and socializing — that’s KEY!

So there you have got it. What are some issues that YOU need to carry with you into 2023?

It’s going to be a wonderful 12 months, I simply comprehend it.

Grateful for YOU!

XOXO Caralyn

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