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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Thursday, June 11, 2015

How to maintain a positive outlook on life

  1. Do not wait for good things to come to you, go out and find them! You make your life what it is. 
  2. Surround yourself with positive people. The people around you have a big impact on you. They impact who you are, how much money you will make, and what you value. They also impact how you think. If you surround yourself with negative people you will be negative as well. You can’t help it. Hearing negativity all day leads you to negativity. The opposite is also true. Surround yourself with positive people and you will be more positive.
  3. Read Positive and Inspiring Books. One of the best ways to maintain a positive attitude is by reading positive books. These books serve to encourage you, inspire you, and teach you. Reading requires that you sit still and focus, and by focusing on something positive it helps you to keep a positive mindset throughout the day.
  4. Your presence is a present to the world. You may not realize it but one way or another, someone feels so blessed with your existence. You are not a nobody!
  5. Very few things in life leverage your time as much as exercise.Obviously it makes a difference for your physical health, but it also has significant benefits to your mental health. Exercise is useful to combat depression and to improve overall positive mood. Further, if you exercise early in the morning it can set you up with a positive mindset and outlook on life.
  6. Remind yourself to take the days just one at a time. Rushing isn’t all beneficial.Take time to smell the flowers. Don’t over do yourself.Learn to appreciate life today, for tomorrow, you may not have the chance to do so.
  7. Count the good things that happen in your day, not the bad.You had a shower today even though you felt depressed! Congratulations! You’ve done well!
  8. Remind yourself to understand, have courage, be strong. Knowing that life is imperfect gives you enough space to expect it to be hard. You have to accept that life’s circumstance is not ALWAYS within our control and all you can do is accept, understand and to keep moving forward. How you live your life is your choice.
  9. Remind yourself that you’ll make it through whatever comes along.In times of affliction, it can be tough to see the lighter side. But do always remember, that all storms have endings, no one emotion is permanent. Just keep looking forward.
  10. Got a problem? Talk about it! Get it out!
  11. Spirituality is simply an option to consider. If you are spiritually connected, you will have a positive outlook on life. This might mean prayer, meditation or reading Scripture. Set aside time each day to be connected spiritually.
  12. Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize. As long as you’re alive, you have all the chance to achieve your goal. Don’t get discouraged by past failures. Keep striving. Remember, success comes from multiple failures. Those who win have finished the race.
  13. It’s never too late! Often times we resist change because we think that it’s too late for us to change. Remember that we all have countless chances in this life. You just have to accept change.
  14. Take some time and be thankful.Be thankful about what you have, who you are, and what your life is like. Think through all of the things that you can be thankful for. Even if you are in a tough time in life there are many things you have that you can be thankful for. You need to look for them and recognize them.
  15. Humor is the best medicine. Make laughter a part of your day. Laughter is known to be a mood elevator. When feeling low, read funny stories or go through a joke book. Allow yourself to open up. See the funny side of things and you will realise, life is a complex, yet funny game.
  16. One’s inner dialogue is one’s biggest strength and critic. Listen to your inner self and talk to it. Motivate yourself rather than getting motivated by others. It is the inner voice that makes us critical of ourselves. Rule your inner voice!

4 comments:

  1. Are you going to be replying to or discussing any of the things people ask/mention in comments? Or should we rather email? I've left quite a few comments with questions but none of them were answered.

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    1. I'm going to try my best to answer all comments in the coming days :) just haven't had time for it recently. I usually need to choose hwteen replying to emails or comments and I've only just started replying to emails again and that takes several hours of my day ;)

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  2. really good post! your blog is so inspiring and helps me and others stay positive thank you! xo
    http://www.libertylifeandselfhelp.com/

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