Too close to the bone?

You might have heard about the Netflix film ‘To The Bone’ over the last few weeks? It’s about a young woman who’s battling with anorexia, meets an ‘unconventional’ doctor who ‘challenges her to face her condition’.

Now, its been absolutely slammed by the media. People saying ‘it will encourage eating disorders’,  ‘ it will make people with eating disorders worse’ etc….

But as someone who battled with an eating disorder growing up (which is probably why my approach to ‘dieting’ is quite different to others), I actually thought the the film was pretty good.

I mean, an eating disorder is such a complex issue with psychology, nature, nurture and physiology all playing some role in this, that to expect a film to cover all these angles is pretty unrealistic, right?

But one quote really stuck with me:

Bad things are going to happen. That’s not negotiable. What is, is how you deal with it.
This idea you have that there’s a way to be safe, it’s childish and cowardly. It stops you from experiencing anything, including anything good.
Stop waiting for life to be easy. Stop hoping for somebody to save you. You don’t need another person lying to you. Things don’t all add up. But you are resilient. Face some hard facts and you could have an incredible life.”

You see, unless you adopt a ‘growth mindset’ and try something different (no matter how small), you’ll always get what you’ve always got and won’t ever be able to know what you’re truly capable of doing. 

Imagine if you embraced your goals as a journey? Accepted that there will be ‘bad days’? But slowed down enough to reflect.

What worked well?

What didn’t work well? What could you IMPROVE?

^^^ And it’s here where you get your breakthroughs and strategies to overcome the obstacles that keep holding you back for getting the things you say you want. 

Have you seen the film?

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