• 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I promised myself I’d make more of my blogging this year.  And one of the things I wanted to bring back (again, I think this will be the third time) is Self Care Sunday.  Where I take the time to focus on the good things of the week and what I’ve been doing to take care of myself. I’ve had a good day today. I slept late.  Later than I expected to be honest. I got up at at 8 for the loo and a drink and expected to just doze a bit for an hour or so.  But I fell deeply asleep again for three hours (I was having…

  • 2014,  5 minute blog,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    Today I’m not putting any pressure on myself with this blog – I’m just taking five minutes to check in and then that’s done. I found this image on facebook but judging by the details on that post Wond3rWoman1 over on instagram gets the h/t for it. Its a dark (wood effect) background with white all caps text which reads Notice: you are hereby allowed to be happy, to love yourself, to realise your worth, to believe in great things and to be treated with love and respect.   As I said I found this over on facebook a few days ago and I immediately thought it would be perfect…

  • 2014,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self care Sunday

    I don’t really know how to explain what self care is this week.  I’ve done a lot of fun things and I saw a friend I’ve not seen for a few months earlier this week – I went to London to see her (she moved there about a year and a half ago) and we ended up going to the Tate Britain.  I was supposed to go to a workshop about books in the afternoon and had planned to meet up with her for a bit before.  But having been promised the details of the workshop “nearer the time” it got to a few days before and I knew nothing. …

  • 2014,  Self-Care,  standing frame,  Uncategorized

    Self care is

    Self care is… writing this post just before midnight Saturday night and scheduling it to post on Sunday so I don’t need to worry about it. Self care is… playing too many games of Pyramid Solitaire because I’m rediscovering it after a break of a few years and want to beat my high score. Self care is… a long period reading a book Self care is… not posting something on facebook because it would make it harder to deal with. Self care is… saying yes to something and then changing that to “probably no” because days later the details aren’t forthcoming and are stressing me out. Self care is… getting…

  • 2014,  baclofen,  Self-Care,  Sertraline,  snow,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I’m not sure what form self care has taken this week that I can blog about.  I’ve been getting into quite a good routine, taking my baclofen and sertraline (muscle relaxant and anti-depressant) everyday, writing everyday – although not the stuff I’d really like to be writing everyday, getting a break from my wheelchair every afternoon or early evening, a fair amount of stretching but not everyday and some form of exercise most days (usually a very small amount and some days it’s been more of a phoning it in thing). But at the same time I’ve also had a brand new PC which is very very exciting but has…

  • 2014,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    One of the things I want to do on my blog this year is bring back the “Self Care Sunday” feature I did for a month or two in 2013. I think it’s been very useful for me in a number of ways but particularly with my mental health. It’s just like a weekly check in with myself about how well I’ve done at taking care of myself in the past week. I am not very good at that. I am very good at taking care of others, listening to their problems and their woes and helping with solutions – it’s the CAB adviser in me, someone mentions being low…

  • 2013,  anaemia,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday: limits, anxiety and sleep

    This week I’ve been doing my best to continue to push my limits whilst not pushing myself too far. I guess another way I could put it is I’ve been trying to say no without feeling guilty about it. That’s mostly successful I’ve also been trying to not let being anxious about a few things mean I didn’t do them. That’s mostly successful. I did write a bit more about those things but I’m not convinced it made sense so I reached for the backspace key. I would rewrite it but the final thing I’ve been trying to do is fix my sleep pattern and go to bed when I’m…

  • 2013,  crafts,  Family,  friends,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self-Care Sunday: Something New and a Surprise

    I’m continuing in my quest to spend less time online. I didn’t come on at all yesterday. Which is now two weeks running I’ve had a day off. And I suspect I’ll have one next week too if the weather doesn’t put paid to certain plans. I quite like it. Mum and I went to a two hour craft workshop yesterday. It was on Mono Printing. I’d never done it before and to be honest I didn’t really know what it was. To start with I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it. It was a bit late starting because the majority of people doing it were late. And…

  • 2013,  books and reading,  reviews,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Conditional Love by Cathy Bramley

    As a part of my self care this week I’ve been trying to spend less time online (hence no self care Sunday blog yesterday because I didn’t come online at all.) and I’ve been trying to rediscover my love of reading. That’s felt like its been losing its appeal lately but I’m thankful to say I seem to have found my mojo again. I spent most of yesterday morning finishing reading Conditional Love by Cathy Bramley. I’m participating in her blog tour for this and received a free copy to review. Sophie dreams of building her own grand design, she just hasn’t got round to it yet… Meet Sophie Stone,…

  • 2013,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self-Care Sunday: Self-Care Is…

    …staying up till one AM finishing a good book. …cocktails and a catch up with a good friend …going to the theatre with Mum …not waking up until 10 and then going back to bed for a nap two hours later …one last, long, sail of the year. Staying on the water till the light goes away. …lying in bed listening to an audiobook. …finding some willpower