New Start, Tips & Tricks

New Start: Changing your focus to what really matters

Hello my wonderful loves! So continuing on in the new start series which I’m planning to wrap up in February! But today is more of a lifestyle help blog. A way to figure out your life during recovery and exactly what it means to be you without an eating disorder.

So often when recovering from an eating disorder people suffer from an almost loss of self. We do not know who we are without our eating disorder self. We don’t remember what it is like to be ourselves and to be our healthy selves.

It is easy to try and resort and fall back on to the eating disorder because we are afraid that when its gone we may not like what is left. But our eating disorder is just a cover up for a more deep rooted issue that we are afraid to face.

So in this point of recovery when you may feel lost and confused about what to do and what you want, this is the perfect starting point. Don’t look down on yourself just because you’re back to point A, instead be grateful for all the opportunities you have now.

There is a perfect platform for you to build not only a new life on, but a new you on.

Instead move your focus. When you may have focused on restricting, your “healthy” schedule, whatever it may have been, use this new found free time and really sit down. Sit down and figure out what you want to do with your time, that not only strengthens your healthy self, but that also grows you as an individual.

Create a life that you have always wanted. Personally for me I know have time to have a daily devotional time, time to read as much as I like, time to write, time to chill at home, time to workout if I want to, time to go out with friends and not feel complete anxiety of the change in schedule, time on time on time to focus on me and then to focus on OTHERS.

When we start to move our focus from ourselves we can start to focus on what we can do for others. When we do this we are unintentionally benefiting our own lives and perspective. When we appreciate things in others we start to love ourselves more.

When we go out into the community and help others we become grateful for just how much we have.

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I love this quote so much. This is what I am trying to show you.

You don’t need a full schedule where you feel stressed out and feel like you can barely juggle everything you are trying to do.

Especially in high-school it feels like so a competition for college. Everyone is trying to add to their resume at an endless rate. There is so much pressure on young people to add more things and do more with their time to where we end up doing things we do not even enjoy just to say we did it.

So I encourage you to figure out what you want to do with your time. Look at your passions, look at the Bible, see what God says, see what you relatives say about you and what they think you would love to do, etc. Do what you love and put your focus on that alone.

We all have the same amount of time in the day. The difference between successful people and failures is the way we spend our time. Either filled with lifeless and endless activities, or filled with things that bring us true joy and that we can pour all our attention and focus into.

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