Recovery

What Will I Gain From Recovery?

Written by Happy Days

Inspired by the reading from Recovery Now, I wrote this about what I will gain from recovery.

  • More energy.
  • Less lethargic.
  • Able to get up out of the chair at school without thinking about it, and not feeling guilty for not being more energetic in the classroom.
  • Not thinking up excuses & reasons for not having to get out of the chair.
  • Enjoying doing PE lessons.
  • Taking part in PE lessons.
  • Enjoying healthy meals and snacks every day. No starving or eating certain things depending on what day of the week it is, or what I ate yesterday or last week.
  • Not obsessed about my size and weight.
  • Not weighing myself several times every morning and having that dictate my mood for the day.
  • Not having my sense of worth being dictated by what size of clothes I wear.
  • Not feeling better than or worse than others because of my size.
  • Looking in the mirror and being happy with what I see.
  • When I see a photo of myself that I don’t like, realise and understand that that’s all it is, a bad photo. It doesn’t mean anything.
  • No comparing.
  • Recognising consumerism for what it is.
  • Owning things and not having them own me (gadgets, clothes etc.)
  • Owning me and my choices and decisions.
  • Recognising that I always have a choice.
  • Letting other people’s opinions and comments wash over me if needs be.
  • More time for my family and friends.
  • Owning my home and making it a home without condition’s ridiculous rules.
  • Having friends and family over whenever, with no behaviours or condition thoughts.
  • Able to be spontaneous.
  • Able to eat out whenever, wherever.
  • Not putting pressure on myself.
  • No rules, just choices.
  • Being kind and gently with myself, both with my mind and my body.
  • Talking to myself and treating myself like I would my best friend.
  • Listening to and obeying my body.
  • Stopping eating when my stomach tells me to, and eating more when my stomach tells me to.
  • Days and nights out with family and friends.
  • No drama.
  • Me time.
  • Date days and nights with me.
  • Caring for and respecting my body.
  • Enjoying my body.
  • No cleaning rules.
  • No rules.
  • Peace of mind.
  • Laughing at my old fears and the ludicrousy of them.
  • Valuing and enjoying my uniqueness and what makes me me.
  • Acceptance of who I am and where I am right now and how my body is right now.
  • Embracing every day as the gift it is.
  • The knowledge and satisfaction of knowing I can handle whatever life throws at me.
  • Passing on what I’ve learned to others, including my students.
  • Emotional maturity.
  • Sharing laughs with my family and friends.
  • Ability to let go fears, negativity and insecurities without entertaining them at all.
  • Improved health.
  • My body functioning as it should.
  • Soft hands.
  • Not being cold all the time.
  • No need for all the layers of clothing to keep warm, so therefore able to wear nice, light clothing.
  • Not being obsessed with food.
  • Not hoarding food.
  • Better memory.
  • Better ability to concentrate.
  • An interest in the world around me and in other people instead of just my size and what I am or aren’t allowed’ to eat.
  • Better teacher.
  • Better colleague.
  • Better friend.
  • Better sister.
  • Better daughter.
  • Cherishing & valuing my life.
  • Appreciating life and all its little moments.
  • Ability to be in and appreciate the present moment.
  • Being grateful.
  • My family and friends not worrying about me.
  • Quality time with my family and friends talking about life rather than my sickness.
  • More relaxed and able to properly relax.
  • Less irritable.
  • More patient with myself and others.
  • Perspective and able to see the bigger picture.
  • Knowing I am achieving something very worthwhile and maybe I am an inspiration to others.
  • Being a positive example in this, often destructive, world.
  • Pride in myself, my journey, my achievements and what I’ve overcome.
  • Living with integrity.
  • No guilt.
  • Knowing my values and living by them.
  • Knowing who I am.
  • Valuing me.
  • Being able to turn challenges and weaknesses into strengths and opportunities for growth.
  • Able to turn shame to pride.
  • Seeing and welcoming obstacles and difficult times as opportunities for growth.
  • Welcoming confusion and questions knowing they will lead to growth.
  • Ability to be on my own and enjoy it.
  • Ability to work through things and know they will be sorted out.
  • Knowing there is always a solution.
  • Appreciating and valuing my family and friends and the times I spend with them.
  • Being able to look at the past and remember happy memories.
  • Being grateful for my past for where it has brought me – better able to enjoy, appreciate and value life.
  • No regrets about my things that happened in my past and see everything that happened as interesting chapters in my colourful life.
  • More fun to be around.
  • Think of others more in a genuine way, rather than doing things for others because I wanted to fill a need in me.
  • Ability to let go fears, negativity and insecurities without entertaining them at all.
  • Ability to laugh at the ludicriousy of my fears.
  • Not absorbing others’ moods.
  • Knowing that I deserve the best in everything.
  • Asking: Do they deserve me? instead of: Am I good enough for them?

Happy Days

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