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!

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Little things that make me happy

There are some small things in life which really make me happy. Its not always the big things that count or Can help brighten your day. But sometimes the small things such as a compliment can really boost someones day!!

Here are somethings which i love:

The Hi's, smile of recognition and sometimes small talk when i go to the gym. I'm a regular there as are some other people... and these other regulars i see most days a week when i workout. And we always share this little nod of the head or a small smile to say hi. And i like it....  even if i dont know the people its still nice to be recognized or when someone says hi!

When someone compliments me at the gym.... trust me, this will give me an egoboost and a smile and positive thought for a week! Its like someone telling me that they notice i work hard, that i have good technique or that im strong. I dont like when people blatantly stare at me when i workout. But sometimes i do see people look at me and its more a look of inspiration or seeing how i do an exercise. And i have no problem with that, i mean everyone does it!

The little smile/wave passed between 2 people running. Its like you're saying, i know its tough but you're doing great so keep going. Whenever im out running i always give a little smile to those that pass me in the opposite direction :) Maybe some think im smiling at them because i think they look silly... but i dont think so?

Getting complimented. When i get complimented for clothes/hair/knowledge etc etc I cant always take every compliment to heart. But somedays  when you know you look good and its like you want others to prove it/agree :):) hahah

When the fridge is full!! I love it :):)

When someone does something nice for me... such as yesterday when my mum bought chocolate and granola for me :) It was exactly whati needed and was a really sweet gesture which was much appreciated!

When the bus driver/cashier person etc are nice. I of course understand if you are working 8-12 hours  and its your last hour and are super tired, it might not be easy to be super happy. And i understand and respect that. But there are some who are super mean and angry and i always feel like putting back whatever i was going to buy and just walking out of the shop or getting off the bus and walking instead - just because of the negativity and anger of that 1 person. I always try my hardest to be nice and to smile and say hi, to those types of people because i understand it can get tough and to see so many rude people  everyday.

Thats my small little list for now, and im sure i have more things, i just dont have the time to write them all out.


2 comments:

  1. I have lots of little things that make me happy! I am one of those people that is most excited by the little things (: but you want to know one of the things that makes me the happiest? (It's SO lame!), it's when you're on a bus and another bus passes you, and you see the bus drivers wave to each other. They probably don't know each other, but are like friends because they are doing the same thing. I don't know why it makes me so happy! Aha! I am strange... Without sounding selfish, I also love it when people buy me little things as kinds gestures, but well, this never actually happens!

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    1. Ohh yeah :) I always see that and its so cute/sweet :) haha. Its a bit like my gym thing... like a nod of the head because we share something in common :)
      And getting a little gift really is such anice thing! Its like someone was thinking of you :)

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