One of the many important life lessons I've learnt in the years I've been alive is to never give up.
I don't know how many times in my life I've felt like things are too much. Felt that I was in a situation that I couldn't get out of, or just felt like life was too tough and not worth it. But through it all I kept going.... some form of motivation and will to live has always been inside of me and kept me going. Sometimes the rational and logical side of my mind is nonexistent and it feels like the panic and fear and anxiety takes over,but deep inside I always know that life is worth it and giving up isn't an option.
Just think about all the tough times in your life you didn't think you would make it through? Or that test you stressed so much about and either it went really well and you passed or you failed and had to do the test again, no big deal. It's so easy to panic and make a huge deal out of situations, to feel like there are no solutions when in fact there are as long as you for them or create solutions!
I have many who write to me and say that they don't want to keep going, that being sick is too much and they don't see a way out. But you CAN'T give up, you shouldn't. There is so much more to life than your illness and yes, it is so incredibly tough to recover but it isn't impossible. If you want it and fight for it, decide to focus all your energy on life and health instead of the eating disorder thoughts, then it's possible to recover.
You need to want to make life better. You need to want to experience all the good things in life and want to make life great! Life won't get better if you just sit around and wait, but about taking action.
When you feel that the negative voice saying "it's too much" pops into your head, then you have to remind yourself how strong you are and how you can get through any tough situation, even if it takes you days, weeks or months. It can get better. Don't give up, instead find your reason to keep going!!! Don't let your illness ruin your life or take your life away from you, YOU ARE strong enough to recover. But remember that no one else can do the hard work in recovery, it's up to YOU to fight for recovery!!!
And all the other tough life situations, you can get through. I know how tough it is at times in life but giving up is not an option! Always find a reason to keep going!!! Things will get better!