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, October 17, 2015

Start the day on a positive note

Wake up and tell yourself, Today is going to be a good day.

Decide that you are going to do atleast one thing that brings you closer to your goal, whether its a mini goal or your final goal. Decide that you have to do something today that brings you closer to it. Whether that means leaving the house, drinking juice with breakfast, adding butter to your bread or even talking to someone.

Focus on being kind to yourself today as well. Say 5 nice things about yourself in the morning and in the evening. Compliment something about yourself..... you're smart, you have nice hair, you're kind, your eyes are pretty, you like your height, you're a good friend etc etc dont focus just on appearance, though if you are trying to learning self love and body acceptance, then it can be good to be kind to your body and your reflection and say some nice things about your body. Though self love and body acceptance takes time, for some they automatically like their body and that is the way it should be really, and for others it is a journey of self love and learning to love how your body looks. Because everyone is different unique and looks great!

Other things to do to make you feel better - or just things you should do everyday but might forget (or not have energy to do.). So drink lots of water, wash your face, brush your teet, brush your hair, get some fresh air and dont forget to take your medications!

Starting and ending the day in positive ways are important, because then all the inbetween might not affect you as much, because i can say from my own experience. When i wake up and the first thing i think is "I dont want to... not another day" then its like the tone of the day is set, and thats my mindset for the day, and if i go to bed with anxiety, fear, self hatred then i can barely sleep and most often wake up feeling tired and those thoughts continue. But if i wake up and think, "Another day, lets do my best and make the best out of this day" and before i go to bed i think "Whatever happened today, its over. Lets focus on a new day tomorrow and let go of todays struggles" (though if it was a good day, then i like to think about the things that made it good and keep thinking positive!)

Just some tips from me :) And lets focus on making today and this weekend a positive day/weekend.



2 comments:

  1. I love how, even though you are clearly depressed, you are making an effort to fight it every day. I have a gratitude journal that I write in every single morning. I list either 5 things I'm grateful for or else 3 positives about myself. I've done it daily for nearly two years and has really helped my sense of self-worth as well as my sense of humility and appreciation for what I have. I started doing this practice when my life was in a similar spot as yours is now. I wanted to find health and happiness, but felt like I was battling against the current. This journal was a way to start my day right and to bring things into focus. It helped with my negative self-talk as I was now constantly searching for the good. I didn't think it would really do much, but after an entire year of the practice the changes started becoming apparent.

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    1. Exactly, that sounds awesome. Thats like i say people should try to say positive things and kind things to themselves each day... it might feel silly in the beginning or feel really hard, but eventually it might actually make a positive difference, i mean it cant make a negative difference anyway - not that i believe anyway, but who knows. I am glad that that has helped you :)

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