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Top Ten Tips for Managing FND

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Top Ten Tips for Managing FND

Having FND can be unnerving to say the least, scary even sometimes. I’ve been asked a couple of times recently if I have any tips for managing FND. This is exactly why I got into blogging about my FND journey so I’m thrilled. There’s so much more I’d like to do with this, but for now I’m able to bring you Top Ten Tips for Managing FND.

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Mindset and Motivation/Tips and Tricks

Finding Your Way to Start the New Year

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Finding Your Way to Start the New Year

Do you feel under pressure to set new year’s resolutions or goals, similar to what you are seeing other people are setting? Does it make you feel overwhelmed or worried? Maybe it feels like everyone else has their plans figured out but you don’t. Finding your way to start the new year might help you to feel content and confident to go forward.

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Learning/What is FND/Chronic Illness?/Resources/Freebies/Shine in Self-Care Group/Useful Links/Lifestyle/Wellbeing

Exciting Changes Are Happening!

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Exciting Changes Are Happening!

I'm working hard behind the scenes to improve and develop Retrain Brain and Simply Shine. You can see from the menu what you will soon be enjoying.

If you would like to be the first to find out about the changes, you can subscribe to my mailing list, by clicking on the link below!

Retrain Brain and Simply Shine-Tina Russell

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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

This post was updated on 18/12/18

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 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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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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