• 2016,  mental health,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Quiet

    I’ve been so quiet on here and on facebook (and probably quieter than usual but not totally quiet on twitter) that a friend actually text me this morning to check I was OK because she was worried. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve also not been reading so Goodreads updates haven’t been auto posting. (Pro tip: it’s only when I go totally quiet on twitter that you need to worry. My heart belongs to twitter more than any other social network except maybe instagram) I’m OK. I just haven’t had a lot I feel like sharing lately.  I’m pretty stressed about a few things and I’ve had several pieces of…

  • 2016,  honesty,  mental health,  perceptions,  personal,  Self-Care,  sharing,  Things I am proud of,  twitter,  Uncategorized,  writing

    Safe Space

    A couple of weeks ago, a new collaborative blog – Safe Space – was launched. For the past year or so I’ve been unconvinced by the concept of “safe space” on the internet – a space where people can be free to share/be who and what they are completely without fear of abuse, hate, ridicule, triggers or trolling.  It seems like too big a goal both with how massive the internet and it’s trolling problems have become and the fact that for some people what is acceptable and OK can be what’s triggering, abusive or upsetting for others. Online (and in person) safe spaces are a worthwhile goal and one…

  • 2016,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    For a while last year (at least until the end of April) I wrote a blog post every Sunday called Self Care Sunday in which I detailed everything I’d done that week to take care of myself.  And then I got bored of writing the updates and assuming the habit of thinking about self care had stuck stopped writing them.  Pretty much immediately self care slipped down the agenda too. I don’t really want to get back into writing a weekly blog post on the subject.  Often there isn’t a lot to say on the subject.  And I know from comments that people would make that what looks like self…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    This will be my last Self Care Sunday post for a while.  Having written one of these every week for four months I’ve decided to take a break for at least May so I can do other things with my blog. Good things from this week: I took part in the readathon.  I didn’t get anywhere near as much reading does as I have in previous ones but I’m mostly OK with that. I spent today with a friend and we did something I’ve wanted to do for ages (one of my Twenty Things to do by the end of this year).  We went to the Botanic Gardens in Oxford…

  • 2015,  sailing,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    A better week for self care this week but still not the best I’ve ever had. I’ve enjoyed spending time with friends, particularly with new friends on a couple of days and I’ve been wriitng. Mostly the blog entries I’ve shared here but one other thing too. And the plan to get me some time out is continuing to be worked on.  I keep nearly pinning it down and then changing my mind again. There’s a possibility that I have a pretty awesome opportunity coming my way but I won’t know for definite for just under two months. It’s looking extremely likely though and I’m pleased. And the first sail…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I don’t think I’ve really done anything that counts as self care this week or even really thought about it. I’ve been looking into planning some fun things and other things I’ve been wanting to do but I’ve not made any definitive arrangements yet.  Waiting to hear back from some people and slightly stressing about money. Not because I can’t afford to do everything I want to (because I suspect I can) but because I don’t know how much some things are going to cost and I may need to replace my wheelchair batteries soon and just, yeah. But I think I should probably just suck it up and book…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    This post was written Saturday afternoon and scheduled to post Sunday morning. In the spirit of Self Care I’m taking today off of the Internet.  I’ve been trying to do that at least once a month but it’s usually been days when I’ve been out and about for most of the day.  Busy and fun and a break but not a huge break because I’ve been full on.  I enjoy it but it’s not a massive break. Not today.  I’m going to do those things I’ve been meaning to for ages but not got round to. Lie in bed and read a whole book, watch a film and sing along…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    Bullet point form because I’m feeling lazy and can’t be bothered with anything else I have done substantially better with taking my Sertraline this week Yesterday was a very busy but fun day and I got to meet a twitter friend for drinks. I think we’ll do it again and could be good friends On the subject of friends I’m trying to arrrange to meet up with someone I’ve not seen in ten or eleven years. I’m not sure it’ll come off but I hope it will I have treated myself to yarn that’s probably completely inappropriate for the project I plan to use it for but I really love…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I think next Sunday may well be the last of these Self Care Sunday entries. Every week for three months is a pretty good run after all. And I yet again feel like there isn’t much to say. I had been thinking about doing this through April though so I’ll play it by ear I guess. I just took my sertraline for I think the first time since Monday. I deliberately didn’t take it Tuesday because I forgot first thing in my rush to catch the train and by the time I was back in the hotel I’d just had a glass of fizz (what I assume was prosecco but…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I have for the most part had a good week. I’m not sure I’ve done too great at the taking care of myself part but I have taken my antidepressant everyday except one where I went to take it and couldn’t remember if I had or not. I was pretty sure I hadn’t but not sure. Anyway after much faffing  I decided to take one because I used to be on 100mg rather than the 50mg I am now so if I had taken two (slim chance) it wouldn’t matter. But I forgot to do that. Yesterday afternoon I felt very low  about a very small thing- but I kept…