Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Exercise Plan | Binge and Purge

Shhhh .... Sneak Preview of an exercise from My Divorce Diet Plan, coming soon!!!

The Exercise Plan | Binge and Purge

GOAL: To go through the grieving process and get it over with!! You are sad right now anyway, so make productive use of the time. If you hold onto painful feelings and negative thoughts they will continue to aggravate your peace of mind, cunningly, calling for attention in indirect ways. Want an example? Imagine yourself in a pool with friends. Hold a balloon under water and then try to enjoy yourself. You need two hands and constant attention to keep the balloon under the water. With all your best efforts it sneaks past your hands to the surface. You can’t give your full attention to a game or even a conversation.

BINGE: In the spirit of an activity associated with food, we are going to binge on feelings!! Your most uncomfortable feelings are now an ice cream sundae, a big fat steak or an extra-large bag of potato chips. Pick your favorite gorge food and have at it. Binge. Binge. Binge.

PURGE: List every Feeling and the Thought that goes with it. Don’t leave anything out. Do not hold back.

ACKNOWLEDGE: Each feeling and thought must be acknowledged – not judged. It just is. It is that simple. Think of your feelings as comfortable or uncomfortable, rather than wrong or right.

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