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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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Life reminders

Overthinking will destroy your mood. Breathe and let go.
— (via deeplifequotes)


"i know some people don’t understand exactly how much anxiety can irrationally prevent you from doing things, even easy things, or how much it can completely stunt your life… it’s garbage tbh and it’s not the same as being nervous, it’s not something you can necessarily just push through, you can be confident in some ways and terrified of other things for reasons that might not even make sense to you, and telling someone to “get over it” is practically a guarantee you’re making them feel even worse, so… yeah"

We’re all broken and damaged, and are quite fixed yet. A lot of us have gone through hell - but you know what? We came back. We came back stronger. You know why? Because we are warriors and warriors fight.
— Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)




"right now you might be in a situation that you think you won’t survive but six months ago you were in a situation that you didn’t think you’d survive and two years before that you were in a situation you didn’t think you’d survive and the point is you will always surprise yourself and you will always make it through"

"What they don’t tell you:
Self care sometimes isn’t fun. It’s going to class even when you want to stay in bed and rest. It’s paying bills on time and running errands even when every strand of your being cant stand it. It’s going to therapy and taking your medicine even when you don’t want to. It’s using coping skills even when going back to self destructive ones seems more appealing.
Recovering sucks. It’s hard. But you have to believe in the light at the end of the tunnel. And even on those days you don’t, you fake it till you make it.
Recovery is still worth it."




"It’s so tempting to look at your present life situation, at whom you’re with, at where you work, at what you have and have not, and think to yourself, “This was obviously meant to be… I’m here for a reason.” And to a degree, you’d be right. But you are where you are because of the thoughts you used to (and may still) think, and so you are where you are to learn that this is how life works – NOT because it was meant to be. 
Don’t give away your power to vague or mysterious logic. Tomorrow is a blank slate in terms of people, work, and play, because it, too, will be of your making. You will again have that sense that it was meant to be, no matter who or what you’ve drawn into your life. Nothing is meant to be, except for your freedom to choose and your power to create.
— Notes from The Universe (via falconcara)"

1 comment:

  1. I really like the blurb there about self care. That's such an important lesson, or at least it was for me, anyway. My natural inclination, when I'm feeling rough, is to baby myself. Take time off, time to myself, check out of life and focus just on "self care" activities. Now, those things are important, but they are not the only aspect of self care, and when things are rough they are actually NOT what I need most. Part of my recovery was learning the importance of the full spectrum of self care, not just the nice relaxing side of it. Self care means keeping an eye on the big picture of my life. It is doing my recovery maintenance even when I don't feel like it. Self care doesn't always feel good to start out with, but it ALWAYS makes me feel better in the end. There is a difference between self care and downtime. My self care routine is going to my recovery meetings, reaching out to my supports DAILY (whether its a good day or a bad one, its important to stay connected to people who love us because then, when we really do need help, it's not so hard to reach out and ask for it because we already have a routine of constant connection), doing my recovery readings, attending to my spiritual health, getting to work on time, honouring commitments, being accountable, staying on top of my hygeine and a clean living environment, eating healthily, exercising healthily, sticking with a stable sleep routine, limiting "wasted" time with internet/tv. BasicaLly, it's doing all of the "do" things, that, piled up together, keep my life going forward and set me up for success. Doing these things because it's good for me, even if its not what I want to be doing in that moment. That is self care. The act of taking care of myself. This is the building of a foundation upon which to stand. A routine that keeps you going and acts as a preventative measure against future falls. Self care isn't just taking a bath or taking a night to watch tv mindlessly. It's about carrying out ALL the actions in my life that work together to keep me healthy and functioning.

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