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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Something which is working well for me at the moment is a sort of "reward system". It's a form of motivation for me to get stuff done, otherwise I wouldn't get anything done... I wouldn't do anything or leave the house.
But I tell myself that 1) waking up early (to make sure that I am tired in the evenings and go to sleep early) means that I get to eat a delicious breakfast.
2) if I work hard in the morning, via emails, blogging etc then my reward is that I get to go to the gym. If I keep putting off things in the morning then it will take even longer until I get to workout, so by having that as my reward I work productively.
3) then my reward after the gym is that u get to watch series.
4) then there is of course housework to do each day. Which really isn't that bad or hard for me to do because I know I am helping others in the house and something I know I need to do. But my reward for doing that is rest time and knowing I've done something productive and helpful so if I just want to rest then I can do that.
5) then there is some evening work I need to do again and I reward myself by getting blogging done for the evening and hopefully the following morning so then I can just rest and watch series for the evening.
It works for me to have rewards though at times it doesn't because I reward myself before actually doing anything. ... and then I just don't feel productive at all and well, what is there to do or work for if there is no reward! ! Haha.
Not everyone works like this, but I've always been like this, I need some type of goal or reward. And rewards ca just be small things such as after studying 3 hours I buy myself a questbar or after a tough day at hospital I get to come home and watch a series. And other times rewards are a new pair of shoes or new running gear etc
It's important to find what works for you and what motivates you and gets you to do the stuff you need to get done!
p.s, i seriously do this all the time, so sometimes it takes a while to reply because i have mentally already replied, but then a week or two later i realise i havent actually replied. (This mostly happens on FB messenger, so i am so sorry! haha)