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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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sleep is important

Sleep is one of those things which many people dont prioritize. They prefer staying up late watching films or they study late at night. Or some just cant fall asleep and dont really do anything to change it.
  I am someone who likes to make sure i get 7-9 hours sleep each night. But when im stressed its harder to fall asleep, i feel more restless when i sleep and also waking up feeling tired. Though this isnt always the case, infact most mornings i wake up with plenty of energy. Today however wasnt one of those days.

I had planned to go for a walk this morning as its something i love and its the only day during the weekday where i have time for it. However when my alarm rang and i looked out the window and saw the greyness and heard the rain pouring i decided i just didnt have enough energy for a walk.I didnt much feel like walking in the rain anyway... sometimes i think I would love to be one of those people who goes out running/walking whatever the weather. But then i think... is it really dedication or just obsession? I mean those people who get up at 4.45am every morning to go out for an hour long walk no matter what the weather.... not sure if i think they are doing a great job/inspriational or just obsessed/addicted to exercise?
  Though that is definitely NOT my decision to make and i dont want to judge others. So i avoid doing it. Everyone makes their choices.

And my choice today was to sleep an extra hour and it was just what i needed. I could wake up feeling more rested, eat breakfast and get ready!!
  Listening to your body is very important, You dont have to do something just because you have planned it. Plans change... somedays you dont have as much energy, otherdays you have lots of energy... thats how it is :)



1 comment:

  1. When I lived in Moscow most nights I would stay up very late. School nights 11-1amand free days it could be anything from 11-4 am. 95% of people (at least the ones I know) are that way so it's easy to be like that too. And you don't want to be left out. I mean I personally feel left out when everyone is up doing things and I'm in bed. It's also hard to sleep when people are making noise as I shared a room.
    But now I live in CA so everything closes much, much earlier and people go yo bed earlier. And actually I like it that way. I get ip earlier too and feel much more productive. It's much nicer than waking up at 10-11, that's for sure! But of course sometimes I may stay up late and that's ok.
    Also I would always not get enough sleep which was absolutely horrible. Now I'm more aware of sleeping needs. I don't like going to bed to late especially if I have school the next day or something planned in the morning.
    Sending you hugs! :) :)
    Olivia

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