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
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Questions before giving up & depression resources (Masterpost)
I love this picture and think it is very helpful and might be helpful to others. Dont ever make a spontaneous decision when feeling down or low. Suicide should not be an option, no matter how much you are struggling... tell yourself "one more week" and keep repeating that until you no longer need that reminder because you want to live the rest of your life. But also ASK FOR HELP. If you are having suicidal thoughts, ask for help or just go hug someone. Go and cry and tlak to someone, or even if you just sit in silence... it can help. But you should never feel like you are alone or that you are suffering in silence. There is always someone, if not there are always hotlines you can call or sites which you can go onto which can help you when you are struggling. There are always other options even if it doesnt feel like it. Even if you have to repeat "One more hour" and keep repeating that, but do talk to someone if you are feeling that low or awful. You can get through this!!
Also, dont self harm. I know it can be helpful, i know it takes away the mental pain but it is also an addiction and the addiction will get worse. Over time the self harm increases and gets worse as the pain doesnt go away so quickly. Find healthier ways to cope instead, such as draw on your skin instead, or rip paper into pieces or hold ice cubes. Or try listening to really loud music, or if you enjoy running (and ont have an exercise addiction) then going out to run really fast with music can be helpful when you are overwhelmed with emotions - however be careful that you dont do anything stupid while being out on your own. Also send a message to someone, ask them to call you or just a way to start a conversation.
Try drawing or doing something with your hands and something to distract yourself. You dont need to hurt yourself, it wont solve the problem. It takes away the mental pain for a little while, but eventually it will still be there and you will just be left with scars and scabs which take a long time to heal and you might regret. But also you shouldnt be harming your body, your body is just trying to keep you alive while you mind is trying to tear you apart. Below are some alternatives to self harm which you can try.
Stay strong all of you!! You can get through your struggles, take one day at a time.