It’s easy to let your eating disorder become your identity. After all, it becomes such a big part of your life.
But part of recovery is discovering who you are without your eating disorder. What do you like? What don’t you like? What’s your favorite color? Where would you like to travel? What makes you laugh? What’s your hidden talent? A great activity if you’re struggling with your identity without your eating disorder is to write an “about me” for yourself without any mention of your eating disorder or other mental or physical disorders. If that’s too hard, ask someone close to you to write one for you.
You are so much more than your illnesses.