Life without Anorexia

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'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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Monday, November 10, 2014

What do do when you "feel" fat

Recognize that you’re feeling shitty. That’s okay. 
  1. You’re not feeling too hot about your body. That’s okay. 
  2. Think about what’s ACTUALLY making you feel shitty. 
  3. Figured it out? Good. Now you don’t have to project your negative feelings and thoughts onto your body. 
  4. Think about what you can do to address your feelings in a healthy way, like calling a friend, doing yoga, writing it down, listening to happy music, treating yourself to a nice bath or meal. 
  5. But wait, you still feel shitty about your body. That’s okay. 
  6. Go stand in front of the mirror, if you’re not there already. 
  7. Even if the next few things sound ridiculous and unhelpful, let me just say, they worked for me (with time). 
  8. Stand in front of the mirror, take a deep breath, and hug yourself. 
  9. As you hug yourself, smile your most genuine smile, even if it starts off a little tense and unnatural. 
  10. Now look at your reflection, keep hugging yourself and say, “You are beautiful.”
  11. Continue the hugging as you say, “You are worthy and good enough.”
  12. Do not let go as you say, “You’re feeling shitty about your body, but that doesn’t mean it’s shitty, or that you are a shitty person.”
  13. Place your hands on the parts of yourself that need more love. (I tend to touch my stomach and thighs.)
  14. Now with your hands placed, stare straight in the mirror and say, “I am not perfect, but that’s okay. I’m human and I am more than my body.” 
  15. Give yourself one final hug, one last genuine smile, and say what you would say to a friend that needed your support and love. 
  16. Do a quick, goofy dance in front of the mirror, preferably one that is very embarrassing and will make you laugh out loud. 
  17. Repeat steps 9 - 17 until you start feeling better. 
  18. Go on with your day. Maybe even use your talents and passions to do wonderful things in the world. 
  19. Because that’s what you’re here for. Not for your body or for the money you make or for making everyone else happy. You’re here to be YOU. The world needs YOU. 
*Positive affirmations are powerful. If negative comments can bring you down, positive comments can just as well bring you up! Practice positive self talk. Be your own best friend. Treat yourself kindly.*

Source: body-peace

2 comments:

  1. Hahaha did you ever try it yourself ?

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    1. Yeah i have actually :) It does help!

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