Appreciating the little things in life…

Let’s be honest, everyone can get caught up in their own lives and stresses and forget to appreciate what’s really important to them. As a warrior who has struggled with anorexia I’ve found that it is so easy for my mind to just zone out of where I actually am and become totally focused on what I’m eating, how much I’m exercising and frantically thinking of ways that I can push myself harder. This is one of my main motivations for recovery, I know that there are beautiful and wonderful things around me and in my life, and I no longer want to be someone who listens to that anorexic monster in their brain rather than appreciating what is actually important to them; friends, family, love. I’ve been having to re-learn spontaneity, re-teach myself that if I want to just have a cup of tea or chat to a friend or have some relaxing me time that I can do it and the world isn’t going to explode and it doesn’t make me a bad or weak person. So today I went to a beautiful local park near me in Birmingham. I focused on nature, the sun, the happy families I could see and, I know it sounds cheesy, but it really made me appreciate my life and reminded me that, even when life seems like a battle, there are always inspiring and uplifting things just around the corner if we are willing and relaxed and open-minded enough to receive them. Be spontaneous, let yourself relax, appreciate what it really important to you, stay strong 🙂 xx

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