These are the days I love. They give me hope for a brighter future.
I want everyone to have these days.
So many people struggling think that these days won’t ever come, but remember, yesterday I was struggling. We have bad days and good. You just have to remember to push through the bad and look for the light of your next good day.
What do I do to help myself have these good days?
Say at least one nice thing about yourself a day. Even if you don’t believe it and only know it because other people tell you it, trust me, it’s better than nothing.
Challenge Ed. If he says you look a certain way tell him you know you’re not perfect, but you are yourself and that’s the most important thing.
Don’t skip meals or restrict certain foods. It’s important to eat what you want, but just remember moderation. If you want a cupcake, have one for dessert, but don’t count it as a whole meal. If you have a meal plan from a dietician, it’s important to stick with it. They are trained to give you the proper nutrition plan. Don’t deprive yourself of the things you love. When I want a muffin, I have it for snack, with a yogurt and fruit to make it complete. Learn to love food again and eat the things you’ve told yourself you couldn’t have. Just not all in one day.
It’s important to be kind to yourself. I know how hard it is to do that, but you are all worth it. I don’t have to know you to know that you are important to this world and people out there love you. Be strong. Don’t give up on recovery.