Life without Anorexia
My motto is 'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'
My life at the moment is completely different to how it once was. I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia and depression as well as struggling with self harm and overexercising. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
And since 2012 i have been declared healthy from my eating disorder.
I have been blogging for 7 years, and my whole journey is written in my posts. I now represent healthy and happiness. I want to show anyone struggling that it is possible to recover, no matter how hard it may seem.
I now blog about recovery, my life, veganism and positivity!
If you have any questions leave them in the comment section as i am much quicker at answering there, otherwise you can always send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 1, 2014
As its September 1st today i thought writing some goals today might be appropriate.
Its this month when it starts getting colder (and its cold already!). School tiredness kicks in (it already has) and assignments and deadlines are being thrown at me. The days will feel longer and the brightness shorter. It can be hard to keep a smile on my face with the weather changing, having to accept that i now have to wait another 10 months until i can wear shorts outside again. I am very weather sensitive so the autumn months are always tough for me.
So thats why my first (and most important) goal for this month is:
To be/feel happy. To do things which make me happy... Its not that im feeling sad now or anything, but just to really focus on happiness, not let stress affect me so much.
I want to do fun things all autumn and winter... meet friends as often as i can, go to restaurants/cafes/Buffets. Do other fun activities.
To not stress too much.... take a few moments to just breathe and destress when i feel everything is becoming too much.
Take a mental health day - if needed. This is something im not so good at doing when it comes to the school year.... at times i need a day to just spend at home because either im too stressed and over worked in school or just feel like i have no motivation etc and often i push myself to school anyway, because what can i do about it? School is obligatory. But i need to learn that actually, its ok to take a day off if thats what i need. Im not talking about ditching school, i am definitely not promoting that. However, if you feel that you need a day to just breathe. To relax at home (or in my case, sit and work on all the assignments so that i can feel more relaxed again), and if it helps your mental health then those days are important!
School is priority one. Of course it always is with me, but i mean that blogging and emailing will still be at priority 3 or 4.... and to not feel stressed over that. I can feel alot of pressure to have x amount of posts everyday and to reply to all emails, but from just this past week i know that that wont be possible as often. And i shouldnt feel bad about that.
Prepare meals!!!! When i come home late from school and am tired then its good if i have prepared dinners which i can just heat up. My family all have different schedules so now a days no one will really eat dinner together, so its good to have something prepared so that i dont just eat home made bread for dinner!!!
These are some of the goals i can think of for now, im sure i have more!!! But these are my main ones for this month :)
Do you have any goals for this month which you want to share? :)