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, January 8, 2017

Saying no to life because you need to study or workout

This morning I got the question from my mum if I wanted to follow with to visit my sister who is back in her university city.  My first initial response was "no, I'm going to workout and then I need to study... "  but after 10 minutes of thinking I realised just how silly and pathetic my response was. Yes I wanted to go to the gym, yes I needed to study but if there is one thing I have learned is that there is more to life than those two things and I shouldn't say no to life. Because once I'm back in gothenburg I'll have plenty of time to workout and study, but now that I'm with my family I should spend time with them.

I'm not perfect and I'm writing this post to share how easy it is to get into a comfortable routine, to say no to life.  Yes I have a test coming up, yes I love going to the gym but there is more to life. It is that moment of thinking, the more rational and smart mind that is so important. I self reflected and realised that my planned day could infact be changed. I'm not writing this post to get critisizing but to show the truth and be honest. No its not a sick mindset, but I am good at living a routine life but how fun is that?

This is the type of thing I mean when I say  I need to start saying yes more often. Say yes to change in routines!!

If you are like me maybe this can help inspire you to realise that yes studying and work are important but there are more things in life than that.  I mean when I'm 80 I don't want to look back on life and think "wow all I did was study ".

So, a little moment of self reflection! However I don't know if we actually will travel to my sister because of the snow chaos and traffic, so maybe I'll end up just going to the gym and studying anyway  but the mindset change is key!!

P.s i know i just made 3 posts in a row... but I don't really care about timing anymore. Somedays there's 1 post others 5 ^-^

2 comments:

  1. Thank you SO much for sharing this... Honestly, this is me. I have such a rigid, strict workout and study routine and I can get so absorbed with it/feel anxiety if something else pops up and that I can't go to it. But come on, I have to wake up and realize that being in this routine isn't really LIVING. You inspire me so much! Thank you. <3

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  2. Sometimes spontaneity is the far better option! Life takes interesting twists and turns and sometimes you need that break from routine - and no doubt find you will benefit from it in more ways than one.
    I hope you enjoyed your day and managed to travel in all that snow to see your sister:)

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