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Hi all ,
Well another week in this cornovirus madness and as this lock down, is starting to ease, can we see light at the end of the tunnel?
Its been weeks of shops shut, not seeing people, family, friends, working from home and lets face it,
its been a total weird, mad time. However as this starts to ease and many want to get back to normal and back to the office,
get out into pubs and restaurants, there are others that may be anxious and worried about a return to normality.
Before this happened, many people had a crazy, manic life, working all hours , social life, kids, trying to fit
everything in, being all to everyone. But I have heard so many people, saying they are worried about
going back to a crazy, manic life and they have enjoyed the total relaxation and quiet time, more peaceful and enjoying time with family.
Start of another week and we are still in this lock down situation.
Let me ask you a question? Have you changed during this time?
I think I have, truthfully and I do think its for the better. Change is normal, natural and inevitable in life.
Over my lifetime, I have had some major changes in my life and with those changes, its normal, for you as a person
to grow, develop and change. John Fischer, who developed something called the change curve, shown in this post
Which shows us the feelings and emotions we go through when we transition or change. I am sure we have all experienced some of these feeling and emotions recently during this pandemic. I know I have gone through every emotion on this curve in a day.
Yesterday I was reading a lovely book and one of the characters was trying to fit in with a family,
her friend kept saying just be you.
I wrote about becoming you again, but today I want to look at acceptance, accepting yourself and who you are,
your choices, decisions and feeing happy and accepting of yourself.
There is so many people ready to pass judgment, give their opinions and wanting to tell you how to live your life.
I am a firm believer in other peoples opinions and judgment of me, is none of my business. Continue Reading…
I know I have had lots of bad days over the years. We all do and you know what… its ok !
This last week, I have had a really bad few days, things getting to me, thinking too much, being on my own all day every day and feeling like its ground hog day !
I am trying to stay positive, think positive and be positive…. BUT OMG its hard. It really is!
Personally, the lockdown hadn’t bothered me too much, I suppose I thought it will only be a few weeks, I like my home and being on my own, but now as we enter 9/ 10 weeks, its pretty scary, also the never ending news about this pandemic, the opinions of so many people, the facts and figures, there. Is no getting away from it and its not good for anyone’s mental health, to constantly think about this. So, I have started to limit the amount of news I watch and interaction on social media. I turned off all notifications, so I can choose if I want. I have also deleted apps off phone on days, so if I want to look, I have to go to the laptop.
We have heard this word a lot, especially over the past few months.
What is it?
Do I have it?
What can I do?
Why do I have it?
All questions I have asked myself and I am sure many, if not most people have suffered from anxiety, at some point or on an occasion in their life.
“Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe:
The first time I can remember feeling totally overanxious, was in a supermarket at Christmas a few years ago. There was so much noise and so many people, I felt that my heart was going to stop, I couldn’t breathe, I was sweating, I couldn’t think, I had to leave the store fast and the tears wouldn’t stop. I was scared, that was the feeling I had, total fear.
Good morning all.
It is VE Day and a bank holiday, hopefully the sun will shine.
Its such a testing time for us all, with working from home, lockdown, furlough, kids home all day and really
we don’t have an end in sight.
I was thinking back, to how exhausted I was, running around the country trying to do so much and wishing I
could work from home all the time and have more time to spend at home, I would be more relaxed and less tired. … Be careful what you wish for !
A journey to feeling confident and believing in you!
Self-confidence, self-belief, self-love, etc all words that we see posted all over the world of social media.
But it’s easy to say this, but what is it? How do we become these things, especially when we have been on
some sort of rollercoaster and lost who we are as a person?
Life is hard, you may have had a baby, a divorce, traumatic events, hitting a milestone birthday, day to day life is stressful and all of these things just get on top of us, suddenly we are 35/ 40/ 50 and we think wow , what happened , who am I ?
Personally I lost myself, after a vast range of events in a very short space of time, moving to Wales, divorce, remarry, back to university, new job, weight loss ( not in a healthy way, but more on that later) then finally, the nail in the coffin ( so to speak) was my parents passed away suddenly .
There I was one day with a lovely little family, nice house and then what seemed like overnight,Continue Reading…
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