Emotional DebtAug 26, 2022
If you constantly feel like you’re trying to outrun a dysfunctional relationship with food and your body, it might be because you have what I call emotional debt. Emotional debt is simply an accumulation of emotions that we’re mostly afraid to acknowledge, or express. These emotions tend to be negative or what is deemed unacceptable by society, so we do everything within our power to prevent ourselves from feeling them. and when we do feel them, we judge ourselves. Emotional debt negatively affects your relationship with food and your body.
For moms, this shows up in wrapping our sense of worth in our roles as wives, partners, and mothers. We play the “good” mum, wife, partner, employee, and friend part, in hopes that people’s positive responses to us will fill us up with enough positivity to drown out the negative emotions fueled by our “not enough” voice - we care so much about our roles that we forget that we’re humans, and daughters who are deserving of love and attention. And until we learn to prioritize giving that to ourselves, we’ll always feel overdrawn. In other words, we’ll constantly walk around with emotional debt and expect people to pay up.
In this episode, I’m talking about how emotional debt affects your relationship with food and your body. You will learn 5 simple steps to help you pay off your emotional debt so that you stop living an overdrawn life.
On Today's Episode, You'll Learn:
What emotional debt is and how it relates to your relationship with food and your body
The benefits of paying off your emotional debt
My simple 5-step process for paying off emotional debt
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