I know that loneliness is something that a lot of us struggle with when it comes to food and body issues. Trust me, I know what it’s like to not feel comfortable in your own skin, and to want to hide away for a million years rather than go out to a restaurant with friends and endure the panic that can cause.
A lot of times, loneliness can be one of the main reasons WHY you binge eat. It’s another one of those vicious cycles that is far too common with this struggle. You binge because you feel lonely, and then you feel lonely because you socially isolate due to hating the way you look, not wanting to eat in front of others, and being terrified of being seen and heard. And THAT is really what it all comes down to…
We want so badly to be seen and heard for who we truly are, but at the same time, that is the very thing that scares us the most.
And here’s where working on these issues from the inside out–and really digging into and healing the emotional stuff–can lead to epic transformation. When you come to a place of self-compassion and self-love, you start to be firm in your truth. You tap into a well of authenticity that makes you feel liberated and empowered. After awhile, you won’t give two flying craps what other people think of you. Speaking your truth, and living your life as your highest, best, and most authentic self will be waaay more important to you.
But first, you need to work on that loneliness part. I know it’s something that causes so many of you pain – a lot of you wrote about it in our content survey. So here are some of my top tips to overcome loneliness:
If you’ve found other ways to overcome loneliness, I’d love to hear about them. I still read and reply to every email I get, so hit “reply” and drop me a line.