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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Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday - new week and positive thoughts

Good morning everyone :)

Its 5.50am on Monday morning and its finally a new week, and i want to make the best of it. Make the best of each day. Last week was definitely not one of my best weeks. A week filled with lots of stomach pain, tiredness physically and mentally, no motivation for school or study, no motivation to workout, losing my appetite and just wanting to lie in bed the whole week. It was a draining week where i didnt feel like myself, i felt tired and unmotivated towards everything. But after i wrote my "life with a chronic illness" post it sort of helped for me to figure out what the problem was... to realise what was affecting me and making me feel this way. When my physical health declines it definitely impacts my mental health somewhat. Or it is more like, when my physical health is impacted so that i feel tired and in pain, then its hard to feel motivated in other areas of life as well.

But today i am feeling better - this week is going to be better!! We all have our down days or weeks, but we need  to turn them around and make the best of the situation regardless!

My school week starts off with a cooking pass in school. We will be testing out different recipes using dairy products and learning about dairy products. I must admit, i had considered skipping this and just doing the replacement assignment.... but that assignment included cooking 5 of the different recipes and then writing a 3 page paper with reflections and an analysis of the effects the dairy products had on how the food turned out. And considering i dont have dairy products at home... its easier to just go to school and get it done and not have to write an extra paper, haha!

Otherwise, it will be lots of hours spent in school doing my group assignment because on Thursday after my seminarium i am heading to Stockholm!! My family need a dog sitter and as i have 3 days off i thought why not.... it will be nice to spend some time with my dog again and see my fmaily for atleast a few hours!! My plan is to try to get as much school work done before i leave for Stockholm so that during the weekend i can just wander around Stockholm - go to my favourite places and cafes and not worry that i havent done my litterature reading!

Moving on.... I am ready for this week and going to make the best of it!! Life sucks when you feel down and unmotivated and think negative - it doesnt get you anywhere and instead you just end up laying in bed questioning life and thats not so fun. Its much more fun to wake up each morning, think somepositive thoughts, set some goals for the day and make the best of the day!! Its ok to feel down and low at times, but dont stay that way, instead try to change those thoughts and find what is positive in your life or how you can make things better... what changes might need to be made to make things better!?

I hope you all have a lovely week - make the best of it!



3 comments:

  1. Have a nice time with your dog sitting - spending some time at home with your family is just what you need right now after you not feeling so good - away from the stresses of normal life and with people that care for you. And of course spending one:one time with your dog - that's great!
    I`m so glad you are feeling better again. Hopefully this will be a better week for you and you will have fun with your group project and cooking!

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  2. I really feel the need to comment now�� I've been going through a tough time having an eating disorder (anorexia, orthorexia, binge eating, over exercising, you name it), and also having depressive thoughts towards life in general, feeling really down and not really having motivation or passion towards anything... Also I've had a lot of trouble with self confidence and well, all in all I've been really lost with myself. Although I have come a long way, I'd say I'm almost fully recovered from my ED and I have found a lot of self confidence and slowly learned to love my body and myself more, I am still sometimes struggling to get myself out of bed in the morning and to find motivation to do things. Your blog has been REALLY important to me as you write about the exact same things I've been going through. I wanted to say that I love the kind of positive message you're sending with your blog, thank you for that and keep it up girl! You've helped me incredibly much on my journey and I'm sure I'm not the only one��

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