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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Saturday, September 26, 2015

important self care reminders

Below are some quotes i found which i love and some helpful advice for myself as well.

be kind to yourself. remember that your journey is your own. don’t punish yourself for not having accomplished as much as x person at age 16, 17, 25, 40– their journey is not yours. your journey is not theirs. just because they are “doing more” than you are at this moment in time, or at that moment in time, does not mean you have wasted your time. you have had different experiences, circumstances, and opportunities. it is not a matter of fault on your part. you will get there, day by day, no matter how long it takes. 

"stop apologizing for who you are, for your laugh, for “looking crazy,” for the way you eat or sleep. stop being sorry for being yourself."
— alex elle  

"Over and over again,
as much as needed,
remember and remind yourself
that you matter.
Stop forgetting about you.
You’re precious and valuable."

"You don’t ever have to feel guilty about sharing your feelings. It isn’t desperate or pathetic or weak. It’s self-care and there is nothing shameful about taking care of yourself by unloading some of the pain you carry. Your feelings are important and they matter — you matter — and if you’re hurting, you’re allowed to reach out. You’re allowed to be honest and use your voice. You’re allowed to take up space and talk about what you’re feeling. You deserve to make self-care a priority. Always."
— Daniell Koepke  

It’s not as hard as it has been. I’m not as tired as I was before. And that is ultimately my biggest accomplishment of the last year. It happened so slowly that it was impossible to measure, but those tiny, seemingly-irrelevant moments added up—all those times that I decided to try again, or try something new, instead of giving up and resigning myself to being unhappy. They added up to just enough confidence and competence and hope to allow me to take the next small step forward, and the next, and the next.
And sometimes “victory” is going to look like making yourself a sandwich, or getting out of bed, or just staying alive long enough to see another day. Sometimes it looks like calling up a friend or family member who understands, because when you tell them you went to the grocery store today, you know they’ll be proud of you. Sometimes it looks like rewatching your favorite TV show for the fifth time, because you recognize that all you can do today is wait out the storm—and that’s okay.

Ignoring hunger is not a sign of strength. Respect your body and its signals. You can’t live a fulfilling life if you’re trying to walk around empty.

"If you hurt yourself, it doesn’t matter how bad it is. It’s not a competition. The point is that you felt bad enough to cause harm to your body or to consider it. You deserve support with that. No problem is too small, honestly."

"You don’t ever have to apologize for feeling sad. You aren’t being too sensitive. You aren’t imagining things or being overdramatic. You’re being true to yourself by honoring your emotions, and that is never something you have to feel ashamed of. Whether you have a need that isn’t being met, an old wound that’s been reopened, a person in your life who is making you feel small, a painful memory of something from the past, or an emptiness from the loss of someone you care about — there is always something underlying our sadness, and whatever it is, it’s important and valid. Whatever it is, it deserves to be expressed and felt."
— Daniell Koepke