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, April 17, 2015

Look in the mirror and tell yourself that you love yourself

Yesterday morning in the middle of my busy-getting-ready-routine in the morning i decide to pause for a second and to stop and look in the mirror. Somethine i have avoided doing the past few days because 1) i look super tired 2) stress is making my skin go red and spots appear 3)i have been super bloated the past while and 4) i just havent felt so comfortable in my own skin.

But i decided to take a moment to just pause and to look in the mirror. To look past those things that were making me feel a little bit down or uncomfortable in my own skin. I decided to think to myself, I love myself. And i am beautiful just the way i am. It might not have felt 100% the truth or accurate, but i repeated it to remind myself that despite the small things which i might see as 'flaws' or find not so appealing about myself, they dont define me. My body doesnt define me, I am so much more than my body.
   Also being stuck too much in my head and feeling negative about my body just isnt a good thing. Feelnig negative about my body weighs heavily on my shoulders so instead, i thought positive. And it was refreshing, i felt more confident and more positive. I felt better about my body the whole day yesterday just by telling myself that i loved myself. That i am just a human and you know what, nobody else notices these 'small things' and even if they do, so what? I am a human and we all get spots or bloat or look a little tired sometimes.

Each morning i am going to continue with telling myself that i love myself and my body, even on the days when it is the truth and i dont need a reminder, it can still be good to repeat it to myself! And i suggest that YOU try it as well.



Look in the mirror, look past what you perceive as flaws and tell yourself that you are beautiful. Even if you need to repeat it 15 times and it still feels fake, one day it will become a truth you believe. But try changing your thoughts.

Push past that negative, dark voice/thought in your head, it is not the truth. Start the day with some love towards yourself and some positivity and the rest of the day will feel a little better and brighter.

(I can also recommend to repeat this in the evening sometime for OPTIMAL body positivity!!!)

2 comments:

  1. I love this post and now want to start making this a habit as well! I do it once in a while but for it to become a habit i thinkll be a great improvement in my life in general!! :)

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    1. I've been doing it these past few days and I actually feel so much better in my body :) just by reminding myself and telling myself that I am beautiful just the way I am!

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