I’ve been thinking a lot about my blog recently and I feel that I have been doing too many ‘lifestyle’ posts when I really want this blog to be focussed on recovering from an eating disorder + the environment. So, with that said, I’m going to be talking about my favourite recovery quotes and how they helped me.
Related post: 5 things to let go of in recovery
“You don’t have to feel ready, to be ready”
This is my all-time favourite quote, it helped me so so much! My friend said it to me about 2 weeks before I was discharged when I was scared and didn’t feel ready.
It goes with anything, if you are at the start of recovery, if you’re challenging fear foods etc.
“Eat it to beat it”
I always said this in my head before eating a fear food, because it’s true. Whatever it is that you are anxious about, the thing that will help you overcome it is taking it on. Even now, I still get a bit anxious about some foods and this is what I will say. If you don’t take on the challenge, it will only get worse. You can do it <3
“You gotta nourish to flourish”
I came across this about 2 years ago and it has always been there as a reminder, you can’t function on an empty stomach. Food isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity (another quote there!) and you can’t survive without it.
Think about taking care of a plant, if you don’t water it or give it some sunlight, it will die. It’s that simple and that’s the same with us too.
You don’t question whether or not you need the toilet, so why question if you are hungry?
“Scales are for fish”
A number doesn’t and never will define you. I am SO much happier not knowing how much I weigh – it means nothing.
Honestly, I would never have imagined a day where I am HAPPY with not knowing my weight. Like, when I look back, I hate that I let it define me so much. It’s heartbreaking and I don’t want anyone else to ever feel that way but sadly so many people do, but just know that it doesn’t matter what that number is.
“You cannot trust something that wants to kill you”
This! Your eating disorder will not stop until it gets what it wants. Nothing is ever enough for it, you may think it’s just one more pound or one less meal but it’s not. And ultimately that equals death.
This post is really important to me and I hope if you are suffering you reach out for help, I’m not an expert by no means but if you don’t have anyone to talk to, I’ll always be there. Sending so much love <3
Best wishes, Cx