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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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Be honest about how you are feeling

How are you?

"I'm ok"
"I'm just tired"
"I'm fine"
"I'm just stressed "

Why is it so hard to be honest about how  you are feeling? Maybe it's because you don't know how you are feeling or you can't describe/put words to your emotions. Or maybe it's because you are too scared to open up. You think you are being annoying and that nobody actually cares. Or maybe it's all 3?

But people DO care. This takes time to learn but you have to know that if you don't talk about how you are feeling, your thoughts etc then people can't help you. You begin thinking nobody cares because you don't dare open up. You isolate yourself and feel even worse. But the first step is to know that you aren't annoying people,  they care about you and want to help.  But if you don't let them know that you are struggling or need help it can be hard for people to know what to do. You need to overcome the fear and the barrier which stops you from saying how you are truly feeling. If someone asks, "how are you?" And it's someone who actually cares,let them know the truth. Don't just say you're fine when you are actually struggling.

This is a reminder for myself as well as I so easily say I'm fine or ok even when I'm not. I feel like I am being a burden, like they are my problems and don't need to be shared. But like they say, a problem shared is a problem halved and it can be truly helpful when someone else can give you advice or just be there to listen.

So for the rest of this month, dare to open up.  Dare to talk to someone about your problems or how you are feeling. Don't keep it all to yourself because that is when problems arise. You don't need to be alone or do everything on your own! People care about you,  even if it means sending an SMS or writing a note to someone. There is someone who is willing to help you in someway,you just need to reach out and ask for it.

Remember I am always here for you as well. I want to help you all, even if I haven't been responding to emails recently I will start doing that again soon I promise!

4 comments:

  1. Hi! Can i write e-mail to you? I have some questions

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    1. Of course you can :) I will try my best to answer as soon as i can - within a few days hopefully. Otherwise you can search on my blog for topics or comment on my blog :)

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  2. Great post, I know I often do this myself just say I'm fine.
    http://www.libertylifeandselfhelp.com/

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    1. Its easier to say that you are fine, but its best to actually talk about how you are feeling. If its someone who is willing to listen anyway!

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