Portfolio of Hope

Recovery is hard work.

And anyone who tells you its not, they’re lying, it is.

You’ve got to remember that recovery is a process, it’s not a destination.

There’s no ‘quick fix’ to recover from an eating disorder.

Just as your eating disorder became stronger over time, your recovery centred brain will become stronger over time too.

You’ve got to unlearn all the habits and distorted thought patterns you have hardwired in your brain, and that takes time, it doesn’t happen overnight.

But if you stick at it, if you keep getting out of bed every morning and choosing recovery, you will get there, and the hard work, it will all have been worth it.

You will see the beauty in life again.

You will see that there is far more to life than food and exercise.

You will come to the realisation that life is too short to spend a second longer at war with yourself.

So, keep fighting.

Keep pushing on for a life worth living.

I promise you it will be worth it.

When you wake up one day and question why you spent so long hating yourself, do not despair, for you have overcome this.

And that makes you a warrior, because you have gone through the world’s most fatal mental illness and come out of the other side, and that makes you one badass human!

You can conquer anything, for if you have the strength to maintain your eating disorder, you have the strength to overcome it, for sure.

Believe in yourself a little more.

Have faith.

Stay strong.

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