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!
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7 things i wish people knew about mental illness
I found this pin from HERE and i loved it. Mentall illness is still very taboo unfortunatly. Each day i worry that a boss or a future partner or even my friends or future friends will stumble across my blog and i will be judged. I worry that people will judge me because i suffer from anxiety or judge me because in the past i suffered from an eating disorder and depression. I know nobody on my blog judges me, most of you think i am strong and i believe i am strong as well. I dont let my mental, or physical illness stop me in life however people are quick. .Last year when i suffered alot with my depression i still went to work everyday, i still smiled and did my work as efficiently as possible and didnt let anxiety or tiredness stop me and work actually helped me recover from my depression. It made me feel good about myself, it made me feel accomplished, i did something everyday and i enjoyed it. It made me get out of bed, change my routines and earn my own money which i loved/love. And my work now gives me the exact same feeling, but of course love work even more because i no longer suffer from depression so tiredness isnt a factor.
People are very quick to judge someone with a mental illness thinking they are lazy or incapable and for some... maybe that is the case. For some when they suffer from a mental illness they cant work or go to school, they cant be relied on as you never know if they actually get out of bed or not, and thats ok as well.... mental illness is tough, but everyone suffers differently. Some people can push past the anxiety, tiredness, lifelessness, others cant. But i think everyone should be given an equal chance in life/at opportunities but that isnt the case.
In the future i hope that mental illness is made less taboo, because so many people suffer, trust me just in your school class there can be far more people who suffer from some form of mental illness than you are aware of. There are some people who will gladly tell you that they are depressed, have bipolar or suffer from anxiety attacks and others - like myself - keep it as hidden as possible and not tell others about my struggles. So you arent alone if you suffer and it really shouldnt be such a "dirty" or taboo thing when so many people suffer and it doesnt get better when you have to hide it or be ashamed, that just makes it worse and harder to recover.
Do you have anything you wish people knew about your/having a mental illness?