A huge part of living with a chronic condition is learning to accept yourself for who you are. Having the right mindset can help you understand and manage your illness or pain, and you can even start to see some of the good in where you are in life right now. One way of doing … Continue reading Don’t let your chronic pain stop you being proud of yourself
In this blog post I share a simple tip that can help change your whole mindset about chronic pain and start to look at things a little differently to help you start to cope better with your chronic pain. If your first question when reading this blog post title is how can I do this … Continue reading Ask ‘how’ instead of ‘why’ and you will start to cope better with your chronic pain
We've been in lockdown now for several weeks. If you're struggling with it all, one of the best things you can do is to change your mindset. But how? I hear you asking. By changing the way you view and think about stuff. Let me explain... It's a very uncertain, anxious, and strange time for … Continue reading Suitable self talk during the lockdown
I've not done one of these Link Up Party posts for a long time. Like most people - I imagine - I felt the prompt words were quite appropriate right now so decided to take part and get creative. I am doing numerous things to cope with life right now; to help manage my anxiety, … Continue reading Things I am doing to cope with life right now
Taking better care of your body and mind is a good way to improve the amount of happiness you experience in daily life. No matter how challenging things can get, if you take your wellbeing seriously, you can get through, and in many cases, stop them from becoming much worse. None of us can be … Continue reading Boost your wellbeing and live a happier life
Coping with chronic pain everyday is not easy. It's frustrating, mentally draining, hard work, and quite simply, it damn well hurts. It's hard to be positive and upbeat on most days, especially the bad days, and often all you want to do is moan how bad it is and how rubbish your life is. But … Continue reading How using the right words and thoughts can help you cope better with your chronic pain
I've written my first ever ebook. It's called An A-Z of Chronic Pain and I wrote it to help you. Find out more about my ebook below. Click the images below to buy your copy, and get it free if you have Kindle Unlimited - try free for 30 days. Amazon UK Amazon US What … Continue reading EBOOK: An A-Z of Chronic Pain
I truly believe that when we are organised we are a lot less stressed and this can really help us manage our chronic pain much better. I've created a weekly planner to help you get more organised, record different health goals, and encourage you to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Read this post … Continue reading Do you want to get more organised and make life easier with your chronic pain?
It’s that time of year when everyone reflects on the last 12 months and starts to plan their goals for the new year. But how do make sure the goals you set are right for you and achievable? Well that’s where SMART goals come in. So what exactly is a SMART goal? Read on and … Continue reading What exactly is a SMART goal?
If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll have noticed that I didn't publish my usual Sunday blog post this week. In all honesty, I hadn't quite finished the post I had planned to publish, and I didn't want to rush it for the sake of it. So I took the pressure off myself … Continue reading Wellbeing Wisdom: appreciating the small things