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: lifewithoutanorexia@hotmail.com

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Comparison and jealousy

Comparison and jealousy are two things which everyone harbours and deals with at some point in their life. Its easy to look at others and become jealous of them... jealous of their life, or their house, or their running 6 days a week or anything else.
   Its easy to compare yourself with others and then become jealous and sometimes... secretly hate others just because you are jealous.

Been there, done that.  I think we all have. But in the end... where does that comparison and jealousy lead us....

Because the fact is, you cant hate someone you dont know. Its that you secretly hate yourself that you think you arent good enough, that you cant live up to others standards or the standards you place upon yourself.
  But you need to let go of those thoughts because Everyone is different.  There will always be someone skinnier than you or someone bigger than you. There will always be someone with longer hair than you or shorter hair then you. Someone who has a bigger house than you or more money than you. Someone who is better at dancing or singing than you etcetc
  Now this isnt being said to make you feel bad, but to make you realise that there is no point in comparing yourself to others. Life isnt a competition.
  You have YOUR good qualities. You are better at somethings than others. Im sure others look at you and think... wow, i wish i looked like him/her or, wow they are really good at doing that etc etc

You shouldnt feel jealous of others... instead, look at them and feel inspired and motivated. So that person is really good at maths... well why dont you work a little extra and you will be just as good at maths. Or that person can run 20km and you can only run 5km... well see them as motivation, one day you can run that long as well.

Im sure some of my readers might look at me and compare themselves with me... maybe even harbour some jealousy and secret hate for me because i have recovered and am living a healthy life. Something which they might want as well, but dont know how to get there. Well instead of comparing yourself with me or secretly hating me, instead see me as motivation and inspiration. You wont ever look like me, live the same life as me or feel the same way as me. But i can inpsire and motivate you to live your healthiest and happiest life. Not try to live my life.

Fight the jealous and comparing thoughts in your head. Change them.. instead of jealousy and comparing... see it as inspiration and motivation. Focus on YOU and what YOU are good at, not what others are doing and what others are good at.

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