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, June 28, 2016
Remember that the reason you are doing this is to make your life better
Recovery is tough. Doesnt matter what you are recovering from, it is tough and not an easy journey. But it is so worth it when you are free, when you can look back on your struggles and realise how far you have come and how life is - and can be - so much better.
To feel those moments of happiness when you realise that Yes, i am on the right path and despite all the tough times, things are getting better. To feel the moments of, Life truly can get better.
At times when you are sick and/or struggling you can feel like things will never get better, things will never change or that you are "unique" and willl never recover, but that isnt the case. If you set your mind and decide on what you want and that you want change, then change can happen and things can get better. When it comes to a mental illness only YOU can make things better and change your thoughts, you can talk to others and have support and treatment but unless you change your thoughts and face your fears then nothing will truly change. Unless you decide to make things better they wont get better. Some people have better preconditions and support compared to others, but that doesnt mean it is impossible. You can still recover on your own and without treatment, it just means that you need to be your own guard and person making you do the things you dont want to do, compared to if you are in treatment and forced to do those things. But either way, you need to want to change and want to make things better whether in recovery or not.
When times get tough, remember why you are choosing recovery and to get better. Remember why you get up everyday and keep fighting through the tough times - and somedays it is just to wake up, do what you have to do even if you dont want to, and keep going until you see the light and things get easier!
Each recovery choice you make is making your life better. Each time you fight against the voice in your head you are choosing recovery and having a "recovery win". Each time you fight through the tough times and cope with anxiety or panic or any other extreme emotions, know that it will get easier the next time.
You are fighting to make your life better, so even if life might not feel great right now or you think life will never be great again, dont give up. Because if you keep fighting and keep trying to make changes then things will eventually get better and one day you will look back and see how far you have come!!!!