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Four Weeks of Monitoring My Health-Helpful Experience?

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Four Weeks of Monitoring My Health-Helpful Experience?

Do you monitor the symptoms of your chronic illness? Can you predict when your health will be affected by external factors? I was intrigued to know if there was any sort of pattern to my energy levels but also what I might be able to do to improve them. I decided to monitor for the month of September. Here’s how I got on.

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Project GTF (MInd, Body and Soul)/Project GTF (MInd, Body and Soul)

When you feel overwhelmed and need to calm down

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When you feel overwhelmed and need to calm down

Do you feel overwhelmed? Maybe a feeling of not being in control? I know the feeling. It happens to me when there is lots to do, I may be out of my usual routine, I haven’t slept well and I just don’t know where to start, because priorities seem different. In fact that was me this morning. EVERYTHING was frustrating! I kept thinking that I have lots to do but couldn’t focus because I felt worried that I might not be working on the right thing. Ah and maybe I should just tidy the kitchen while I …..right stop!

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Tips and Tricks

When I Need to Say No to the To-Do List (and Rest)

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When I Need to Say No to the To-Do List (and Rest)

In my latest post on Simply Shine, I said that I have been in danger of getting over-whelmed. Life has been busy recently and there is only so much juggling I can do!  I’m not there and have caught it in time through self-awareness and recognising how it manifests for me. However now is the time to take a step back, reassess and to do that I need to say no to the to do list.

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Project GTF-September Goals

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Project GTF-September Goals

This post was updated on 05/10/18

Well here we are at the end of August already. The month has flown by, with lots of exciting things happening. It has probably been a little too hectic but sometimes we all struggle with how to get the balance right! What has perhaps taken a back-seat is my health goals, for various reasons. So my mind has turned to the month ahead. Energy flows where attention goes. So I am focusing my energy on Project GTF, and how to ensure September is a month to retrain my brain and simply shine!

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Wellbeing Wednesday/Wellbeing Wednesday

Wellbeing and Woes

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Wellbeing and Woes

I haven’t provided an update on my wellbeing for a little while. Maybe that’s because I have been feeling a little lost with it. Maybe even despondant. Dealing with a chronic illness with unpredictable symptoms is not easy. But what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, yes? So what has been going on? What have I been doing for my wellbeing and is it okay?

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Wellbeing Wednesday/Wellbeing Wednesday

Wellbeing Goals to Pace Myself

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Wellbeing Goals to Pace Myself

Today is Wellbeing Wednesday! The blog series where I share my plans for my wellbeing for the month ahead. I hope to inspire you to be equally intentional about your wellbeing and realise that self-care isn’t selfish. In fact, it is essential for a happy and harmonious life. Self-care is anything that inspires you and makes you happy. It boosts your mood and equips you deal with what life may through your way.

If you’ve read previous blog posts in the series you’ll know that I set myself goals based on specific headings, looking a number of wellbeing needs. I’ll take you through what I mean…

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Tips and Tricks

This is how I explain my Invisible Illness

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This is how I explain my Invisible Illness

This post was updated on 27/07/18

Invisible disability, or hidden disability, is defined as disabilities that are not immediately apparent. Although the disability creates a challenge for the person who has it, the reality of the disability can be difficult for others to recognise or acknowledge. Others may not understand the cause of the problem, if they cannot see evidence of it in a visible way. This can make it tricky for those of us who live with a chronic illness.

My symptoms vary in severity from week to week, day to day or even per hour sometimes. I find that really frustrating when I don’t know how much I can do in a day etc, however I am very aware that someone might look at me, think I look healthy and not understand why I say I can’t drive, make an arrangement or have to leave early. Knowledge is power as they say, so I thought it would be useful to write about how I explain my invisible illness.

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Self-Development/Books for the Brain

The Self-Love Affair by Katie Phillips

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The Self-Love Affair
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Published: 2015-06-10
To feel happy and connected is your right. Feeling worthy of a life full of love, peace and deep satisfaction is not the Holy Grail. Worry, anger, guilt and a lack of self worth are NOT your truth. The truth of you is free, empowered, abundant and joyful. You shine from the inside out. You are quite something to behold! If you are ready to make the decision to become the best version of you,…

I mentioned The Self-Love Affair book in my Wellbeing Plan for June blog post, that was published last week. I always set myself the goal of reading a self-development book each month. However, I have mentioned in previous blog posts that I am or will be reading this book, but I haven’t got through it. I had a realisation as to why.

This book and some others like it, is more than sitting and reading one page after another. There are exercises to complete through the chapters to help reinforce your learning. You need to have your notebook and pen with you all the time and be prepared to do a combination of reading and writing within the time.

Since re-setting my thinking on this, I've got two thirds through the book! It just goes to show doesn't it, what you can achieve with a change of mind-set.

To Feel Happy and Connected is Your Right.

There are some really interesting exercises about getting to know who you are and what is important to you. The most important aspect for me is you work on self-limiting beliefs. You are worthy of living a full and wonderful life. To some this might sound obvious. To many others who have self-esteem issues, who might be feeling low or that something is not quite right; this book may be just what you need.

As well Katie's first hand experience and the activities, there are other tools to help. Each chapter has a combination of meditations, affirmations and also a song or songs to help reinforce the teachings of that chapter.

This book is a great start for a self-development journey. It is written in every day language, which really helps to explain certain concepts, such as the difference between thoughts, feelings and emotions. I've been clearer on this than I have been for years.

I encourage you to buy the book and start your guide to a daring and mighty life!

I also did a little update on the book on my Facebook Page, here Retrain Brain and Simply Shine Facebook Page 

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Modern Day/Project GTF (MInd, Body and Soul)

Project Get Tina Fit-The Approach for Success

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Project Get Tina Fit-The Approach for Success

I don’t know how many times I’ve started a weight-loss plan, some with more success than others. However here I am, needing to lose weight again! Losing weight is hard. Losing weight when you have are chronically ill? Hmmm. I’ve gone round and round in circles and seem to fall off the bandwagon when I have a symptom flare. I need an approach for success, that will work for me all the time; symptom-free and flare ups.

So what’s my approach?

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