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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Monday, May 2, 2016

Depression and challenging negative thinking

Depression puts a negative spin on everything, including the way you see yourself, the situations you encounter, and your expectations for the future.
But you can’t break out of this pessimistic mind frame by “just thinking positive.” Happy thoughts or wishful thinking won’t cut it. Rather, the trick is to replace negative thoughts with more balanced thoughts.
Ways to challenge negative thinking:
1. Think outside yourself. Ask yourself if you’d say what you’re thinking about yourself to someone else. If not, stop being so hard on yourself. Think about less harsh statements that offer more realistic descriptions.
2. Allow yourself to be less than perfect. Many depressed people are perfectionists, holding themselves to impossibly high standards and then beating themselves up when they fail to meet them. Battle this source of self-imposed stress by challenging your negative ways of thinking
3. Socialize with positive people. Notice how people who always look on the bright side deal with challenges, even minor ones, like not being able to find a parking space. Then consider how you would react in the same situation. Even if you have to pretend, try to adopt their optimism and persistence in the face of difficulty.
4. Keep a “negative thought log.“ Whenever you experience a negative thought, jot down the thought and what triggered it in a notebook. Review your log when you’re in a good mood. Consider if the negativity was truly warranted. Ask yourself if there’s another way to view the situation. For example, let’s say your boyfriend was short with you and you automatically assumed that the relationship was in trouble. It’s possible, though, he’s just having a bad day.


  1. This reminds me of the CBT I did during my early days of depression. Its hard to put these points into practise at first but if you persevere they really do work. Its all about challenging negative thoughts and trying to see if they`re realistic (they`re not) and you get to think in a different way. A good tool to have.

    1. Exactly, its a good reminder and also tools to use :)

  2. Can`t help but notice its so quiet on here! Hope you are ok and your week has got off to a good start. I suppose everyone is enjoying the Bank holiday!

    1. Not doing the best, and instead of just being negative its easier to not write anything at all as well as being extremely mentally tired right now. But im doing as good as i can at the moment :) I hope you had a lovely day and a lovely weekend. Enjoy the new week and new month :)

    2. Sorry to hear you`re having a rough time of it at the moment - hang on in there, things can only get better :)
      I`ve said it before but I`ll say it again - I think you are doing a marvellous job doing all that you do and I really admire your spirit to keep fighting through even though you don`t feel your best. My "quiet" comment wasn't a reflection on you - but for the lack of usual responses your posts invite - so don`t think that!
      Rest as much as you can and take care of yourself, don`t work too hard and take proper breaks - be kind to yourself (())