Monday, 11 April 2016

Recovery is painful

I think the thing that makes recovery so difficult, is the fact that you need to put yourself through a lot of pain in order to recover. Although its easier to listen to your anorexic thoughts, in the long run you need to remember you are only harming yourself by doing this. For example, even though eating an apple for your snack seems easier at the time then eating whats really on your meal plan, it isnt the best thing for you. The best thing for you and your recovery is actually to eat the chocolate or cake or whatever else actually appears on your meal plan, no matter how painful it may be to do that.

Theres no point in trying to make anorexia recovery seem less painful or easier then it actually is. I think that the first thing people need to be told when they are trying to recover is that recovery is hard, in fact it is probably the hardest thing you will ever have to do in your life. And I think it is important that you accept this fact before you start the recovery process. Because when you are recovering, you cant just do what makes you feel good at the time, you need to do what is right for you and your life in the long run.

Although recovery is hard,  please know that having a happy eating disorder free life like I am now living is well worth the pain that you experience while fighting your anorexic thoughts during recovery. And everytime you are tempted to take the easy option during recovery and listen to your anorexia, just remember that you are only hurting yourself in the long run and getting further from your ultimate goal of recovery. And being recovered really is incredible! Its the best feeling in the world and has made me so thankful that I pushed through those hard times and chose the hard option instead of listening to my anorexia.

1 comment:

  1. such a meaningful post hun <3 your blog is amazing and so are you <3 your email literally brought tears to my eyes hun thank you so so much, I cannot even BEGIN to thank you are one in a million hun thank you so so much :* xxxxxxxxx