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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Friday, March 6, 2015

The meditation book

It is a place for you to write down all your desires and dreams. It is a place to express self-love & gratitude so you don’t forget it. It gives you confidence, motivation, inspiration and focus. And more importantly, it is an instant mood booster. Below I break down 5 important categories to start you on writing a meditation journal. Go out and buy a new, pretty journal and start this today. 
  • Affirmations:
    write down the things you like about yourself. Don’t worry about how insignificant it may seem, anything counts. It can be something physical such as “I have pretty hair”. Or a talent, like “I am a good cook”. Or a personality trait like “I am a good listener”. Think about compliments you have received from people and write those down too. Don’t worry about how conceited & narcissistic it comes off. This is the time to be self-centered. Drown yourself in compliments. 
  • Goals: 
    think about the things you want out of life. It can be tangible things like you want a new house or financial stability. Or just general goals of what you want out of life, who you want to be, where you want to be etc. Don’t worry about how far fetched or unattainable it seems. Dare to dream BIG. Write it down & add details to it. You want to find a companion, write down the traits you want in them. Focus on it & believe it will happen. 
  • Quotes:
    yes, quotes can be cheesy and cliche at times, but the right ones will have the uncanny ability to resonate with us on a deeper level. Sometimes we need to see the world from someone else’s perspective and learn from their wisdom and insights. That confirmation that others experience what we do gives us motivation & connection. The best quotes bring us enlightenment & awareness to ideas we previously overlooked. Write down song lyrics, quotes, book excerpts, poems etc. that inspire you and make you think.
  • Gratitude:
    we often focus on what we don’t have instead of realizing what we do have. Expressing what you are grateful for right now at this present moment, is the path to happiness. It can be small things like “I’m thankful for this sandwich” or bigger things like “I am grateful to have parents who love me unconditionally. The attitude of gratitude makes you experience & appreciate life with more passion and joy.
  • Visualization:
    the combination of repeating these affirmations & goals with visualizing them, increases their effectiveness. The phrase “seeing is believing” is the truth. Look online or through magazines and cut out pictures of the things you want. Paste them in your journal and focus on them.
Read through this journal every morning before you do anything else. If you have to wake up 10 minutes earlier to fit it in, do it. It may be the single most important thing you do in the entire day. Make the time. Then read it again before you go to bed. Let the words sink in. Feel them. Actually feel the words you are reading to yourself fill up inside you manifesting and becoming a part of you. The words on the page will become so ingrained into you that you’ll know them by heart. You’ll be amazed at how therapeutic it is to just create this journal. Take the time everyday to check in and focus on yourself.
This is a guideline, not a rulebook. Add more categories, or take away some that you don’t like. Cross out things & add more to it as you journey through life. You change, so your journal will reflect that. Be consistent. Make it a part of your routine so it becomes a part of you. Read it whenever the mood strikes you. When you are doubting yourself, or feeling down, read it. The power lies in you. Believe it.

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