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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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Kindness - sprinkle that everywhere

Kindness.

One of the things I love most about people.  One of the things that makes me smile the most. Kindness is not always or easily found,many people  are so stressed and focused on themselves that they forget about kindness.  Or some are so focused on self hate that they forget to be kind to themselves or others.

I personally think kindness is a very good trait. I always say please and thank you. I hold the door and smile at people. I wait a little longer to hold the door when I see an older lady on their way in. I say thank you for the food I get at  cafees or restaurants and I say thank you/have a nice day to those working in stores. I try to be as kind as possible,even if I don't always remember. Everyone has their bad days.

But I believe that being nice to others, genuinely complimenting others will bring good karma to you. And bring a smile to others. .. Because let's be honest isn't it nice to hear "have a nice day" from a customer when they leave? Or someone holds the train door open for you as you run towards the doors. Or someone let's you go infront of them in the queue when you just have 1 item. Those are nice things to do. And hearing compliments can be such a positive and kind thing in a persons day. I don't think others realise just how much a smile or small positive compliment can do for others. Whenever I can or genuinely mean it, I compliment others. Or even send a small nice message. Not all messages have to be serious, sometimes just hearing something small or something nice, a kind message can be such a booster for people. Like when I get positive and kind messages or comments, it really means a lot to me and puts a huge smile on my face. Especially considering that 95% of comments/messages I get are all serious ones and asking for help, so then it's nice sometimes when it's just a small "thank you" or something else to put a smile on my face.

Kindness. ... It really doesn't take much. But makes such a difference in other people's lives. This week (and always) we should focus on being kinder to others AS WELL as ourselves :)  More kindness is needed in the world :)




2 comments:

  1. you bring a smile to my face Izzy! :) x

    ..It's a balance between not just loving/ caring so much about everyone - but also learning to be kind to yourself too.
    All relationships get better over time, with unlimited kindness and understanding.

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  2. Kindness is brilliant :) To smile at a stranger on the street and be smiled back at. Or make a worker in a restaurant laugh, or hear someone be thankful for the help you offered them.
    My dad is a pro in kindness haha. He makes conversation with literally everyone. Sellers at the market who are treated as robots by most clients, are suddenly asked about their day. It really does make a difference :)
    An important reminder Izzy,you're one of the kindest people I know ;**

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