My tips on how to get a new life – finding confidence through quietening.
Something happens when you slow down, switch off and get quiet. Real confidence.
Being a go getter for much of my life, my confidence came from achieving, doing more, being recognized for my contribution and ‘a job well done’.
I became addicted to it.
Climbing the ladder, getting more money and achieving that recognition was synonymous with how I felt about myself.
It felt good. That pay rise, that promotion, that deadline achieved. The more I did the better it felt.
Or so I thought.
Continue reading How to Get a New Life – Chapter 6 “Finding Confidence”
How to find more balance in your life – “How to Stop Living Life Like it’s a Race”
A deeply ingrained habit is to go fast — but let’s take a moment to slow things down.
Ever since I can remember, Mum encouraged me to be independent and to get a good education. I’ve also had the role model of a father from a family of go getters, always achieving, always coming up with new ideas and incessant thinkers. Add to that being brought up in a fast world and out comes a very driven and constantly achieving young woman living life like it’s a race.
Continue reading Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 4 “Living Life Like It’s a Race”
My tips on how to get a new life – this one’s called “My Wobbly Quest to Achieving the Simple Life”.
I am on a quest for a simple life. A life that my body can handle. A life that I feel relaxed and calm in and can experience some silence in. A life that I can be myself in. Whoever that is.
But today, I don’t feel like I’m doing very well at it.
Continue reading How to Get a New life – Chapter 5 “Achieving the Simple Life”
What it feels like living with dysautonomia and EDS – like I’ve joined “Adrenergics Anonymous”!
Adrenaline, my adrenergic tendencies and I have become very acquainted. It’s my side kick in life.
It’s a bit like your favourite tipple at the pub when someone asks ‘what’s your poison?’. You lap it up at the time but suffer from the effects of it big time when you’ve done it to excess. And having had to live with the excess side of things since 2014, when my body just went completely haywire, I’ve become quite knowledgeable about its impact.
Continue reading Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 9 “Adrenergics Anonymous”
“How to Stop and Discover Some New Dreams”
One of the best things by far that has come out of my enforced simpler existence has been to re-experience stuff.
Stuff I had forgotten about or stuff I’ve discovered that’s completely new.
Finding out I had a chronic illness has meant a complete rewrite of me and the discovery of some new dreams. Continue reading How to Get a New Life – Chapter 3 “Discover Some New Dreams”
What it’s like living with dysautonomia and EDS – what it means to be a spoonie and manage your day according to spoons. Note: nothing to do with spontaneous acts of spooning – sorry to disappoint! 🙂
Spoonies I’m in some strife and I need your help with my pacing strategies.
This is your call to action….. (Everyone else, strange ‘spoonie’ and ‘spoon’ references will become clearer….)
Life these last few weeks has been ridiculous. This crazy, stupid, mad woman has been cramming just too much in. My pacing strategies have gone completely out the window. And for what? To try and earn some god damn money. Damn it. Continue reading Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 8 “What it Means to be a Spoonie”
My story of how I got diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Dysautonomia – “Google Saved my Soul – but I’m Still a Little Bit Mad”
OK I’ve been saving this one up. Stewing on it and cooking up my mad woman.
Hence attached photo of angry woman – she is how I feel on the topic to come. I make no apology for the length of this post, it’s reflective of the time it’s taken me to get the correct diagnosis of EDS…