I don’t know about you, but I am somebody who has a whole Pinterest board dedicated to motivational quotes. I started using quotes for inspiration around the time I first told my family about the eating disorder that I had been hiding from them for years. I felt like the quotes helped me get through a very difficult time in my life as they helped me change my mindset to a more positive one and gave me something to focus on. I used them as a reminder that things would get better. I recently went through my old Pinterest board and looking back at what I used to pin made me realise how far I have actually come. I decided to do this blog post to share some of my favourites for those of you out there who may be struggling & to explain how you can use them during your recovery.
1. “Be the woman, you needed as a girl.” My favourite quote. I have a whole bog post on this website explaining why it is my favourite but sum it up, the quote helped me realise I had so many goals and dreams from being a little girl and reminded me that I needed to get better to achieve them for her. Also I needed to recover so that I could be somebody who could share their story to help others because all I wanted when I was younger and going through my struggles was to see somebody else being open about their recovery.
2. “Your eating disorder gets louder when it knows its losing and you are winning.” This is very important to remember especially in the early days of recovery. My disordered thoughts were the loudest they have ever been during the first few months of recovery. I was getting the help that I needed and my eating disorder didn’t like that, so would make me feel negatively about myself so that I would fall back into it. Use this quote to remind you to keep fighting through it because you are now the one in control, not your disorder.
3. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” I know it is easier said than done but the truth is you have to learn to not give a shit about other peoples opinions of you. If somebody has a bad word to say about you it doesn’t automatically make it true. By dwelling on peoples negative comments it can just keep you feeling negative about yourself.
4. “Grow through what you go through.” Recovery really does shape you as a person, you will learn so much about yourself and who you could be without your eating disorder. You will literally grow as a person through the experiences you have gone through.
5. “I can. I will. End of story.” This quote could be used to give you strength to remind yourself that you will recover. I used this quote to remind myself that there was no other option for me but to get better and that even when I was I will struggling I would get there eventually.
6. “You didn’t go through all of that for nothing.” I 100% did not go through all of the shit that my eating disorder brought to my life to do absolutely nothing and to stay miserable within it. This quote gave me the desire to get better so that I could hopefully help other people do the same.
7. “So far, you’ve survived 100% of your worst days. You’re doing great.” I think that this quote can be really helpful on the days when you are finding everything tough. You will have down days, recovery is so hard but the outcomes are so worth it. Keep going and keep fighting ❤️
8. “You are enough. Its ridiculous how enough you are.” I say this all the time but please do not ever doubt yourself when it comes to deserving recovery. You are so worthy of living a life without your eating disorder.
9. “Im doing this for me.” Yes, of course you are also recovering for those people around you that have constantly supported you but you need to do it for you. You need to be the main reason for recovery otherwise there is a chance of relapse. You need to want it just as much as those around you, want it for you
10. “Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it.” While in therapy for my eating disorder, we had to do a task where we wrote ourselves a letter as if we were 5 years into the future and still living with our eating disorders. That letter made me realise that I needed to get better to be able to live the life I had dreamed of for myself. If I held onto my eating disorder I would not be able to achieve all of my life goals and I would’ve been miserable. I chose my recovery so that I could strive for more for myself.
how to use your favourite quote:
Use the quote as a wallpaper for your desktop or mobile as you will be able to see it daily.
Get a print of your favourite quote and keep it in a room that you are often in so that it can keep you motivated every time you see it.
After meals when your disordered thoughts are strong get a piece of paper, write your favourite quote and make drawings around it for you to colour.
If you are someone who likes to journal you could pick a new quote every time you do your daily journal and write it in their in the morning or the evening to start and end the day on a positive.
Make a Pinterest board for all of your favourite quotes and go back to it when you need some inspiration/motivation.
Share you favourite quotes to instagram so you can remind yourself of them every time you go down your feed. It can also keep your space on instagram a positive one by allowing others that follow you to see them too. Everybody needs a bit of positivity on their timelines.
That it for todays post. I hope that some of these quotes will be able to resonate with you as you go along in your recovery journey.
Remember that you are so worthy of recovery and that if you ever need anybody to talk to you can always send me a message