The last long uni Tuesday is done! Woohoo! I am now free from uni except for one more math presentation that is a week and a half away (oh and prac, plus an exam but shh don’t rain on my parade people). Apart from uni I also did the new Body Combat (keep you eyes peeled for the review!) and the CX release 8. But enough about that boring stuff let’s talk about something I feel is more important.
I’m quite good friends with the group fitness manager at the main gym I teach at and I’ve spoken to her about a few of my issues, and she’s shared some with me also. Today we were talking and she brought up her emotional eating and how she needs to do something about it. I am hugely surprised at myself, because through giving advice and helping her I was able to see just how far I had come. I think it’s also a sobering thought to see that we aren’t alone in this- we aren’t alone in anything. And that’s why I think there is strength in numbers. Remember how I said I feel better by reading blogs sometimes? Well that’s because I feel that I’m not alone in this and I can relate to other people who go through the weird and absurd things I do. It’s also pretty fun to read something and be like… woah hold up- did I write this?! Haha.
Really by coming together, we are forming close bonds of support- and we all know how important support is. Think of the ways you can help yourself and help others, through sharing your advice, experiences, successes and failures. Don’t recover on your own but recover together. However, this doesn’t just apply to people with ED or anxiety, or any other mental issues. Having a crappy day? Think how much better you will feel if you can talk about that with someone, work off each other and maybe even make that crappy day into a great one. Failed an exam? There’s others out there and they know exactly how you feel.
It’s not just about having the big numbers or the more the merrier so to speak. It’s also about being surrounded by others, or just that one person, who can totally emphasis and understand what you’re going through. Having support is fantastic and I could honestly not do it without my bf- I owe so much to him. But having someone who just gets you and has been there or is there… well it’s empowering to know that someone actually gets it.
So why don’t you share your experience with someone? They may ‘get it’ more than you realise. Or know someone going through a tough time, and you completely understand (been there done that) what they’re going through? Help them out, show them what worked for you and what didn’t, give them advice, lend an understanding ear or just let them know everything will be okay.
DAILY HEALTHY THOUGHT: I’m not alone. I need to work with and not against the human resources around me.
What’s your daily healthy thought? Have you got someone who just gets it?