Following last Friday’s post, we keep looking in retrospective to the past 2 years I’ve been recovering from anorexia nervosa, since I decided to begin it on December 27th 2016. This time I’m going to review some of the most important things I’ve learned through my personal journey, that hasn’t always been the same I’d read or listened from others (even professionals). I hope some of them can light a sparkle inside you and help you.
It’s more worth it to look to the future than to the past
It makes no sense to constantly stir up possible causes, hidden traumas, your family, your environment… That’s what many psychologists like to do. Trying it isn’t bad, perhaps you see a very specific cause and you have to act on it. But I believe that, when it isn’t obvious, it’s not worth it to insist and reopen old issues.
Instead, moving on is much more fruitful. The thing is, you are where you are, what are you going to do to move forward? Coming up with ideas of practical things, of the next right step you can take. Leaving the past behind and not throwing pity parties. Learning to live again, strategies to cope with your daily fights, goals and dreams to achieve, finding a meaning and a direction and figuring out how to get there. How to survive to the attacks every day, first, and how to fully live, later.