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.
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
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?
It's not been an easy week, for some reason. I've needed long naps a couple of times ( yes I know, after mentioning I didn't need them anymore). Sometimes it's hard to work out where to place the blame. The 5 year old still comes in most nights and interrupts my sleep, sometimes she sleeps well … Continue reading Reminders
I haven't posted in 3 months and that's a shame because now I can't easily look back and recognise what's been going on. The doctor upped one of my medications back at the end of January and suggested an appointment for June, giving me the impression it was all going to get better. I now … Continue reading Is it ok?
I had a feeling of contentment that I knew, even if I never achieved anything else in life, that would be ok. or He always told me, his Mum and his sister, that he wasn't going to live very long. He knew it, so he had to pack a lot into his 28 years. And … Continue reading Which statement best describes you?
I don't know how long this message has been out there. I've only just started actively listening as they say, but I saw this link this morning and I can do every one except no. 2 - electronic devices. I'm on one now writing this post. What I have been doing is turning off my wi-fi … Continue reading I need to throw away what?