Ten Things to Give Up in Exchange for Happiness 1. Give up caring what other people think of you. 2. Give up trying to please everyone. 3. Give up participating in gossip. 4. Quit worrying! 5. Let go of insecurity! 6. Stop taking everything personally. 7. Give up the past. 8. Give up spending money on what you don't need in effort to buy happiness. 9. Give up anger. 10. Give up control.
So true. People who don't smile back or wave back, and completely avoid me now that they know about my ED aren't hurting me at all. Those things used to break me because I cared so much about what people thought about me, but not anymore. What I care most about now is how I think about me! And I'm PROUD of myself and my recovery.