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
As the month has gone on my desire to write daily has really waned and at first this bothered me but now it doesn’t. I’m not going to make the (arbitrary) target of 50,000 words this month but I will make around 25,000. I’ve learnt quite a bit, but I’ll save that for the last … Continue reading Day 27: The internet is no longer a place for information
I’m really tired. What I think is happening now is that my body is doing a decent job of recovering and continuing to find strength and get on with life but my mind is over-worked. It’s worrying and thinking and turning over situations, questioning everything, trying to find answers and work out what happened and … Continue reading Day 25: Free from second guessing
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.
It must be Day 13. By now I’ve found the thought of updating you on what I’ve eaten, quite dull, so I’ve considered other topics to broach while doing this instead. I’ll just say I haven’t been sticking to the regime at all well. We went out for dinner last night, I had a … Continue reading Day… uh what day is it?
Today’s been pretty good and I’ve had quite a bit of extra energy. I don’t want to claim huge results but even a 10% increase in energy for me is palpable and evident. Only a few weeks ago in October I was napping regularly when I could during the day and relying on a coffee … Continue reading Day Eight: Pretty good!
They're easy to read Lists gives you a sense of achievement People like to see items on lists they've already completed to check them off No imagination on the part of the writers? Attention spans are ... Have you noticed they never seem to go much higher than the mid-teens? Think about the psychology. I've read listicles citing the three … Continue reading The rise of the listicle – why is everything in list form these days?
As I type this I am really struggling with exhaustion and the accompanying head-achey malaise that comes with it however I feel I have to ask this question. Researching for a detailed post on chemicals in body scrubs (hopefully to be finished soon), I came across a woman identifying as a chronic fatigue sufferer offering her … Continue reading Should health care and advice be free?
Is the technical term 'jinxing oneself'? Yep, after all that blah blah blah about getting better, today I feel worse. And since I've recently made a pact with myself to sit down and write every time I think of looking at Facebook(!), you're going to hear about it! Seriously though, Facebook is such a big … Continue reading Chronic Fatigue is not a mental disorder
I didn't even want to Google that phrase on the 'net before I blogged to see how many times it had already been coined. (sidebar) how many nouns turned into verbs can an opening sentence contain? But back to my point, I've been blogging here for about 6 months now, following writers on similar health … Continue reading Every woman and her blog…