“How did I get through a major lifestyle change in the beginning of my illness?” - A question I was recently asked.
So to be honest, it took me months to accept changing my lifestyle.
I mourned the girl I was because I knew my life was changing forever. I lost my joy for living. It was difficult but I let myself feel all the emotions that came up and when I was ready… I embraced it. I wanted to enjoy life again, I wanted to be healthy, I didn’t want anything to hold me back.
So I dove into change, head on. I made mistakes, I learned along the journey, I failed at times but I never gave up because I wanted my life back.
And through all these changes, while it was challenging, I become a better version of myself. One that I came to love.
▫️Cut out anything not promoting healing - trigger foods, toxic products, toxic people,
▫️Invested in myself - in coaches, in therapies, in treatments, in supplements and in the foods I ate
▫️Research - I spent lots of time researching new brands of products and foods that I could have and also other healing techniques that could help me
▫️Joy - I wrote down everything that brought me joy and I did one of them daily. I also found new meals that I could enjoy so that I didn’t feel restricted
▫️Support - I asked for help, I set boundaries, and I communicated to those I loved about what was going on, where I was at, and mostly what foods I was eating
▫️I surrounded myself with people who tried to understand me and were open to my new lifestyle
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