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5 Powerful Steps For You After Diagnosis With FND

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5 Powerful Steps For You After Diagnosis With FND

When you are first diagnosed with FND-it can be a very daunting time. Up to that point, you may have been experiencing a number of symptoms that may not seem to link together. You may have researched on the Internet and convinced yourself you have all sorts of illnesses. Then you’re told you have a condition with little explanation of what that means.

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Wellbeing/Wellbeing

Introducing: Self-Care Boosts for Spoonies

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Introducing: Self-Care Boosts for Spoonies

When I talk about self-care do you know what I mean?  It is something that is very often over-looked, but the impact of daily self-care can make a huge difference to our mental health and wellbeing. Some people get scared off when they hear self-care, thinking its going to time consuming and expensive. Self-care isn’t about a day at a spa, although they are wonderful every now and again. Self-care for me is daily self-care activities that benefit your mind body or soul. Its like putting a deposit in your energy bank. And we could all do with that.  So let’s explore this further.

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

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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Modern Day/Wellbeing Wednesday

How I’ve planned my wellbeing to bring joy in June!

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How I’ve planned my wellbeing to bring joy in June!

Today is my Wellbeing Wednesday! The first Wednesday of the month where I share how I’ve planned my wellbeing for the month ahead.  To read a previous post in this series, click here. and here. I am so excited for this month. I have friends visiting this weekend, then seeing other close friends the week after. Then later in the month, husband and I are going away to Cyprus for a week. I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to this. We don’t go abroad very often-together. My husband travels a lot for business and it is thanks to that we get to go into the First Class Lounge at the airport and are travelling business class! A glass of Champagne? Ah if I must…

We also have a UK weekend break at the end of June with my husband’s kids. More travelling, exploring and time together. So as I’ll be away from home for nearly two weeks, it is important that the goals;

  • are manageable (realistic in the time-frame) and I am not trying to take on too much. It is important to enjoy my time away too!
  • are goals that I can work on from anywhere

So read on to find out what goals I’ve set myself for the month of June.

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Health/Modern Day/Tips and Tricks

Tips for Travelling with a Chronic Illness

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Tips for Travelling with a Chronic Illness

This post was updated on 29/06/18

We’re at that time of year when you are likely to be thinking about your summer holiday. I am lucky enough that I have three trips that i am looking forward to in the next few months. So I am starting to think about what I can put in place to travel with a chronic illness: manage my symptoms and ensure I have a wonderfully relaxing time. I am sure many others would benefit from this too, so decided to blog about it. I wanted to keep this post quite general, so will apply to more people. So I’ve had a little help from others with a chronic illness. Where they are a fellow blogger, I have included a link to their blog or social media.  

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Modern Day/Wellbeing Wednesday

How to Shine in Self-Care this April

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How to Shine in Self-Care this April

Today is my Well-being Wednesday! The first Wednesday of the month where I share my plans for my well-being and self-care for the month ahead. I’ve recently set up a new format for this, you can read more about this here.

Before we get into the details, I would like to tell you about something else. I am on a mission to inspire and encourage people to take care of themselves and invest in self-care. To get involved, request to join my Facebook group, Shine in Self-Care and follow me on Instagram tina_retrainbraintoshine

So looking at each of the categories I’ve set, here’s my well-being update and goals.

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Modern Day/Wellbeing Wednesday

How to Feel Good in Feb with FND

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How to Feel Good in Feb with FND

Retrain Brain and Simply-Shine - Hello February

This post was updated on 24/03/18

Towards the end of the month, typically on the last Wednesday, I sit with no distractions and focus on my monthly goals in relation to well-being; I have a review and look to the month ahead to see what I might want to aim for. I think this is so important. If you don’t stop every now and again to take stock, how do you know you are focusing on the right things. There is no doubt that being healthy has always been important to me and it has now become a keen interest and passion.

In a previous blog post, which you can read here, I explained that I have expanded the dimensions I look at. I’ve included headings the areas I will focus on as well as a little explanation/further detail.

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