The only way that I can describe recovery is by comparing it to a rollercoaster. Whatever you are recovering from, whether it be an eating disorder, depression, or an addiction, the same analogy can be applied.
Recovery is never linear. You will inevitably be faced with many ups and downs along the way. You could be feeling on top of the world one minute, and then the next thing you know you might feel like you’re stuck, a shaking, blubbering wreck, wallowing in self-pity.
It’s important for you to remember that the hard times will pass. As my running coach always used to say ‘ you’ve got to go through the bad days to appreciate the good ones.’ The bad days will make you a stronger person, so whilst I get that they’re hard, ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’
Keep going. Keep getting out of bed every morning. Keep putting one foot in front of the other, and you will get there and never look back.
Trust the process, have faith in your recovery, and take care of yourself.