It came as a surprise to me to learn that wanting to punish myself wasn’t an emotion, but a response to emotions. Expressing my emotions healthily allows me to voice my internal situation without using damaging behaviours.
Summer is a time of transition for many of us. Whether it is transitioning from school into a summer job, from high school into university, or from university to working life as it is for me. No matter what the transition is, it can be a stressful time in our lives.
Of course I would find the feeling of wanting to control what I eat comforting, at a time when I felt so out of control. Coping during times of transition can be extremely difficult. Routine and familiarity are often vital.
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