When you've spent years -- perhaps your entire life -- preoccupied with food and body, evolving through intuitive eating takes time. Self-care is the area where I am constantly rising and falling, inhaling and exhaling like a set of lungs.
I am terrible at it. Terrible, perhaps, because self-control anchored my existence for most of my life: food rules, food deals, exercise as compensation, burying myself in work, avoiding, distracting.
And for the past 3+ months, I've been battling debilitating insomnia, the kind resistant to magnesium or sleep formulations or improved sleep hygiene. The kind that persists like a parasite. All I am do is try. Go to therapy. Take better care of myself. Eat regularly, and honour gentle nutrition. Drink water. Minimize caffeine and alcohol.
I am beginning again with three goals: water, journaling, supplements.
What do you think? Do you struggle with this, too?