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:


Friday, February 27, 2015

Helpful tips for recovery

Here are some helpful tips/advice from readers on what has helped/is helping them in recovery!

I want to say that what helped, and is currently helping me, is being with people that I know, even when you don't want to be, as they can make you feel less isolated and alone. These people don't even have to know what you are going through, but sometimes just having someone there makes you feel less alone. But of course, if you feel like you do need time alone, than that is helpful too. I also found that talking a walk in the fresh air helps to motivate you to carry on and brings more positive thoughts to you, as well as give you a new least of life - I always find that it helps to make me feel better. Also, music helps me so much! When I'm down, or feeling 'fat', or like I need to restrict, I put my headphones on and listen to music that I like, and it really does help to inspire and motivate you to carry on. I also found that re-reading childhood books, or listening to them on audio CD (such as Harry Potter, Jacqueline Wilson books) was really helpful as a way of escapism and a reminder that everything will be alright. 

What helps is being with others and keeping busy, (although not to tire yourself) such as voluntary/ charitable work/ activities and hobbies. Being out in the fresh air and focusing your mind on other tasks, takes your mind off food and your body. 

Listening to 'happy' music is also something that helps me and mainly just doing things that make others happy and in turn me happy! 

Having goals/ targets and endeavouring to really stick to them and staying focused is important. If you want to recover...then that is the first step. 

Being around others, even if it's just sitting and talking helps, as even if you feel miserable, anxiety ridden etc, others are there. Also getting some fresh air from a walk helps SO much, even if you don't feel like it. But most importantly, music has helped me xxx

In recovery you have to test things out, like a science experiment, if you don't do the experiment you won't get the results. If it doesn't work the first time, come up with a better strategy and try again until you are happy'

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