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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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Current reminders/relatables

Concept: It gets better. Your mind quiets down considerably. There are still days when it manages to shout its lies, but you make it past those days every time. Death no longer seems as attractive as before because life has a beauty you never really noticed. The idea of loving yourself is no longer just a thought, it’s reality, and you’re loved too, in whatever way you wish to be. You are worth it, and unlike all of those times in the past, you actually believe it.
— Maxwell Diawuoh, Once A Day (296/366)

"I hate glamorizing over-working. It’s not healthy. The fact that there are so many people going without sleep, food, personal hygiene (not to mention time for relaxation, personal time, and socialization, which are very necessary for mental health) just to stay afloat is not something to be celebrated or applauded. It’s a problem, not a goal that all good employees should aspire to, or a norm everyone should be expected to perform."


"do you ever just want to shout like… it’s because i’m sad! like yes i didn’t do my homework, yes i didn’t text you back, yes i’ve been hiding in my room! i’m sorry! but i haven’t killed myself so honestly where is my badge!"


"Your mental and physical health comes before anything. Exams can be redone. Your life can’t.
— (via aizea)"

"It doesn’t matter if it’s a relationship, a lifestyle, or a job. If it doesn’t make you happy let it go.
— 
William Chapman"


"
  • depression: just skip today’s lectures and stay in bed all day and cry a bit
  • anxiety: you can’t skip any classes, don’t even miss a second, or you’ll fail and amount to nothing
  • me: can you AT LEAST not talk at the same time"




"please don’t forget
 that health is a state of being, not a body type"




As a young adult I’ve recently started struggling with some of the mental effects of cystic fibrosis coupling with pressures and stress from being in school, and now it’s harder for me to keep fighting now than it’s ever been, even just to keep doing basic things to keep myself healthy. I love being in college but sometimes I just want to drop out. I’m starting to watch my grades drop again and it makes me feel like such a failure.
— Share Your Secret | These Resources May Help



"Hey, adults of the world
How about instead of making kids terrified to ever fuck up
You teach them how to cope with the aftermath of fucking up and fix it as best they can
That way they’re not so overwhelmed with anxiety every time there’s even so much as a chance of making mistakes that they never try anything and dread making decisions because of it"

2 comments:

  1. What poignant messages! Especially the last one.

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    1. When I read the last text it really resonated with me. Because I've grown up being terrified to mess up and that's partly due to being scared of being told off by parents or teachers. And that fear has definitely controlled me and stopped me from doing certain things in life.

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