Saturday, March 24, 2012

Make a Pledge to Honor Yourself over Spring Break

The emerging Spring Season beckons a fresh start, new beginnings, and a long awaited relief from winter’s blues.  Many students across the country look forward to this season in particular, due to the much anticipated Spring Break.  However, if you are struggling with an eating disorder or valiantly attempting to stay the course in your recovery, this time may bring more challenges than feelings of hope.  Often associated with Spring Break is an incessant need for dieting, a pressing urge to attain an unrealistic standard of body perfection to fill the molds of bikinis and bathing suits.  While spring break is intended to be a time of relaxation and rest, for many it alternately becomes a destructive period of crash dieting, binges, and depression episodes.  This spring break set yourself up for success by committing to honor yourself, your body, and your recovery, refusing to give into the “I’ve got to lose weight before Spring Break” mentality.  Consider signing the Spring Break Pledge 2012, choosing to approach this spring break in healthier ways!

What is something positive you can do for yourself over your spring break?

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