Things have been getting better for me. Progress is slow but I can tell it’s happening especially when I read back over my blogs of the last few years. A constant question that bothers me however, is why? And not so much the existential why me and why did this happen, but a more practical, … Continue reading Day 30: Giving up why
Watching Insight a few nights ago, the show featured athletes debating the topic of endurance racing, and a term stuck in my head. ‘The perception of effort’ was described as the state of mind people can perceive whilst attempting something they think is beyond their physical limits. They develop a phase in their thinking where … Continue reading Day 24: Perception of effort.
I seem unable to stick to any plan especially when it involves limiting myself, or what I perceive as limiting. Today I went to a kids party and was offered a coffee and said yes. Right after I’d finished a fizz stick drink (containing caffeine) and I was standing at a hot, steamy indoor public … Continue reading Day 19: Sabotage
For the past almost 6 months I’ve been struggling to come to terms with life insurance and income protection. I guess I mention this because it’s been an unpleasant process, talking about how much money you think you might need to provide for your child if you were to become totally and permanently incapacitated. Probably … Continue reading Day 18: Income protection
Ever since I ‘got sick’ nearly three years ago, I’ve been on the path and in the process of slowing down. I remember the idea was first introduced to me by the GP who told me about it in the context of chronic fatigue. Pacing. It meant thinking about the amount of energy you need, … Continue reading Day 15: Slowing down
Half way through what? Half way through changing my diet with the help of the Arbonne 30 days to healthy living plan and today is the first day I’ve felt a little crappy. Oh wait, minus the pounding headache in the first week! But today is the first day the energy hasn’t felt quite so … Continue reading Day 14: Half way through…
I’m so tired but only because I’ve been racing around doing unbelievably energetic things this week. We got a cat! With an hours drive each way to get her. I mowed the lawn and gardened for at least an hour. Yesterday I put together 4 flat packed bookcases and today I was out for about … Continue reading Day Ten: Wow
I put together 4 IKEA Billy bookcases today. That’s all I have to say. Day Ten: Hopefully no repercussions!
Day Six was a bit easier. I’m still unsure about the healthiness of the shakes, and I must admit I haven’t carefully completed my research on the ingredients, because I know I will find someone somewhere who is offended by the contents even though they are about the same as a vitamin tablet. Have you … Continue reading Day Six: A bit easier
When I got sick, coming up on 3 years ago now, my life was hijacked and became about recovering and mis-understanding my recovery and confusion. The process of looking for what was wrong, trying different approaches and recognising what I could and couldn't do, left me quite directionless as far as work, relationships and achievement … Continue reading Not one direction?