1Sometimes feel like you don't belong when with your family or friends?
2.Pride yourself on not relying upon others?
3,Have difficulty asking for help?
4 Have friends or family who complain that you are aloof or distant?
5.Feel you have not met your potential in life?
6.Often just want to be left alone?
7.Secretly feel that you may be a fraud?
8.Tend to feel uncomfortable in social situations?
9.Often feel disappointed with, or angry at yourself?
10.Judge yourself more harshly than you judge others?
11.Compare yourself to others and often find yourself sadly lacking?
12.Find it easier to love animals than people?
13.Often feel irritable or unhappy for no apparent reason?
14.Have trouble knowing what you're feeling?
15.Have trouble identifying your strengths and weaknesses?
16.Sometimes feel like you're on the outside looking in?
17.Believe you're one of those people who could easily live as a hermit?
18 Have trouble calming yourself?
19Feel there's something holding you back from being present in the moment?
20. At times feel empty inside?
21. Secretly feel there's something wrong with you?
22. Struggle with self-discipline?
The more questions you answered "YES", the more likely childhood experiences are actively effecting your adult life.
Dr. Jonice Webb, author of Running on Empty, overcome your childhood emotional neglect.
4 Ways childhood experiences create Food Issues in later life.
1. Emptiness: Feelings of emptiness are a natural result of pushing you emotions away. It is an automatic human impulse to try to fill it. Food temporarily works, but quickly wears off leaving you feeling empty again.
2.Self-discipline: Grow up believing you do not deserve good self-care and how to be hard on yourself.
3.Self-soothing: Becoming an adult without the vital skill of how to sooth yourself. The only one you believe is available is to eat something.
4.Lack of self-awareness: Message from childhood "Don't pay attention to what you are feeling". Self awareness a key to healthy eating, since you must be paying attention to yourself. Being unaware of body cues leaves you clueless to what you really want and need.