We all know how bulimia can force us to put our dreams on hold. For the ten years that I struggled with bulimia I didn’t have time to even think about what I truly wanted from my life. There had been so many missed opportunities and I had experienced so many “failures” throughout the years that I often found myself thinking “what’s the point?”
It was always there waiting to remind me that there was no time to make life goals. That there was no point in planning for the future, unless of course those future plans included bulimia nervosa - restriction, impossible weight-loss targets or trying out the latest dangerous fad diets – those kinds of goals my inner bulimic voice fully endorsed.
But then came recovery, and that’s where everything started to change. Of course you can’t just jump straight into that dream-chasing because recovery really demands all of your attention in those first few months.
A friend once said to me “don’t put your dreams on hold for any longer than you need to” and that was something that really resonated with me because I realized that sometimes there can be a “need” to put our dreams on hold.
There may be a real need to pause the pursuit of those big life dreams so that you’re able to focus all of your time and energies into recovery (although it helps to remember that recovery is a pretty big life dream in itself). But as soon as you begin to feel stable and contented in your recovery, then it’s time to start pursuing those dreams!
For me, getting married and finding my “dream job” were two of the biggest things on my hit list. And you know what? I’ve been married for almost 2 years now AND I’ve been working here for Bulimia Help, in what I can only describe as my “dream job” for over a year.
To other people they may sound like very basic and simple life dreams, but as someone who was never a “functional bulimic” I can tell you right now, they were two things I never thought would happen for me.
Enter the blog of author, entrepreneur, and public speaker Tim Ferriss and this inspirational blog post *“6 Steps to Crossing Anything Off Your Bucket List.” This really is a must read if you feel ready to go after your dreams but are in need of a little guidance, it’s certainly spurred me on to go and write a brand new list of life-goals!
I really enjoyed this blog post so much and felt compelled to share it with you. I have reviewed the content and can assure you that there is nothing of a triggering nature in the post itself, however please be aware that there may be “fitness advertisements” and additional blogs on this site that you may consider triggering.
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