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
I've had chronic pain for over 7 years. I've been angry, scared, lost, defeated, frustrated, and worst of all, my relationship nearly ended because of it. I wanted it out my life and to get the 'old' me back. But over the last few years, the more I've accepted that my pain has, and will, … Continue reading Your chronic pain will change you, but it’s not all that bad
Last week I wrote about my thoughts on giving meditation a try and what I'm liking about it (and the things I don't like). Well, this week's post is kind of linked to the same topic. We can learn a lot from a dog and in this post I tell you why. I know not … Continue reading Take tips from your dog
I’ve been wanting to get in to meditation for quite a while now. I’ve heard lots of good things about it but because I wasn’t successful with my mindfulness for chronic pain course that I did, I’ve been very sceptical ever since. I’ve recently downloaded and subscribed to the Headspace app and in this post … Continue reading My thoughts on giving meditation a try
I am delighted to have another guest post on the blog this week. Amanda Pratt from www.imaginelifetherapy.com shares her top 5 tips for better self care for anyone with chronic pain or chronic illness. Amanda has lived with Fibromyalgia, Lupus and several other chronic conditions for years, and knows exactly how devastating and difficult it … Continue reading 5 Tips for Better Self Care
Mindset is a bit of a buzz word at the moment. The Google definition of mindset is the established set of attitudes held by someone. I believe that this is a big part of learning to cope with chronic pain. In this post I talk about some of the ways that you can have a chronic pain … Continue reading How to have a chronic pain mindset – Part 2
Mindset is a bit of a buzz word at the moment. The Google definition of mindset is the established set of attitudes held by someone. I believe that this is a big part of learning to cope with chronic pain. In this post I talk about some of the ways that you can have a … Continue reading How to have a chronic pain mindset – Part 1
Accepting your chronic pain seems a strange concept - why should you accept something that you hate, that you don't want, and what does it even mean? I've had my chronic pain for nearly seven years now. Only when I accepted it, and changed my mindset, did I start to learn to cope better and … Continue reading How to accept your chronic pain
Failing Am I really failing? It's been a while since I joined in the monthly Link Up Party with A Chronic Voice. My blogging rhythm is totally out of sync, and I've not had the energy to write more than one blog post a week. I've felt a bit of a let down and a … Continue reading Failing is ok. Honestly!