Life without Anorexia
My motto is 'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'
I am a generally happy girl who loves running, going to the gym and eating food!! Though my life has been very different.
I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia & purging tendencies & over exercising. I was depressed and self harmed. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
After alot of struggles, lots of ups and downs, suicide attempts, tears, anxiety, panic and never thinking i would be healthy.
I am now declared healthy from anorexia nervosia.
I have been blogging for 4 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 am happy and healthy and living my life. Going to school, meeting friends and trying to find myself in this world.
I write about my daily life, but also try to write posts about how it was when i was sick, advice and tips.
I am open and friendly, so dont be scared about writing a post or sending me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wanting recovery for yourself
"When a person is determined to help themselves. There is nothing that can stop them." - Nelson Mandela
I read this quote today (i hope it is the right source?) and i thought, "that is very true". Because first off... if a person doesnt want help - doesnt matter what type of help - then they wont get better. If a person doesnt want to get better themselves and help themselves, then it doesnt matter how much support is offered to them or how much people try to help or make them do things, in the end it wont make much difference because the person doesnt want to get better themselves.
But when a person does want to get better, then all that extra help will make such a difference because they can accept it and want it. They can use the support in the best way possible to make the best choices for themselves and their recovery.
I didnt fully recover from an eating disorder until i wanted and decided to. Treatment was there to support me and to keep me alive, but until i began to utilize their help and accept it because i knew i needed it, then i began to get better. But all the hard mental work was done by myself.
Mindset is everything. Like the quote "either you can or you can't, either way you are right" - basically if you think you can't, well then you can't. But if you think you can, then you can. You have to believe you can recover and you have to want it. Even if it feels far off or maybe a little impossible, you still have to believe that you can... because if you give up hope and start thinking things will never get better or you will always have certain thoughts or life will always be this way... well then you begin to settle and think it is impossible and stop fighting. But if you always decide to keep improving and keep believing and making changes then it is possible.
Want recovery for yourself. Think of all the reasons to recover - whether it be from an eating disorder, depression, anxiety problems, bipolar etc
Think about what you want in the future and what you want to experience fully - travelling, studying, working, making friends, new movies and music, changing and growing, new experiences, parties and events, your own children (if you want them), a family (if you want that), to be happy and to have good memories and not just a bunch of bad memories.
Decide that you want recovery and are worth recovery and most of all, that you want it for YOU and YOUR life!