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: lifewithoutanorexia@hotmail.com

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A year from now life could be so different

Time might be tough right now and you might be struggling. Or maybe you are stuck in some situation you arent happy with. But think, a year from now life could be so much different. Of course that also means that you try to make a change, or allow change to happen, otherwise things will just keep being the same. But things generally change in long time frame, though a year really isnt such a long time frame.

Imagine, 365 days from now, life could be so much different either positive or negative. And thats the wonderful thing with life, that things you worry and stress about now will seem so insignificant and so unstressworthy in a few months or a year or years time. Of course some things take longer to change and a broken heart can take a long time to heal, but that will also heal.... the pain you feel now, will pass and soon be so little or no longer there at all.

Things that stress you now, things that cause you anxiety now..... they wont always be that way. It means actively making changes towards overcoming fears and anxieties, but also in a way, as time passes you learn, grow and change hopefully.

All those things in the past that scared you, that you thought you would never overcome..... here you are, still alive and you overcame all those things.

There have been so many times in my life i have thought i cant continue... when i was 14 i thought i would never live to be 16. When i was 16 i never thought i would celebrate my 18th birthday, and then after i turned 18 i thought i wouldnt be alive long enough to turn 20..... but here i am and have gotten through alll those times. All those times i didnt think i could keep going. All those stressful times and exams and due dates.... the times i thought the stress would never disappear and that i wouldnt be able to stand from all the pressure and stress weighing me down. But i got through those....
   I also fought my fears.... i ate the cake with cream which i thought i would gain 5kg of, i rested completed and fought the voice in my head telling me that resting was bad and that my body would change completely..... my body did not change and i just became stronger over my eating disorder. But back then, i never thought i would be free from the voice in my head.... i thought i would always live with those controlling thoughts and always counting calories, trying to burn calories and never able to really live life as i was far too caught up in my sick habits. But time passed and i grew and changed... even if some years i just got worse during the 365/366 days, but each year meant alot of change in different ways even if it was negative somtimes. But still.... so much can change, and isnt that pretty awesome? That all your worries now, they wont always be worries. Think about the difference a year can make, and a year isnt even that long.... Have one more year as a goal. Because things could be completely different a year from now.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Izzy, I wanted to thank you for writing this blog because it really helped me recover from anorexia. It amazes me how brave you are to be able to post such a detailed description of everything you went through. You're the first to know about my ED, but thanks to you I'm doing fine now and I'm completely recovered. :)

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