Since finally accepting my mum’s downward curve, mentally, and a few other stressful things, I decided to make a new start for myself. I wasn’t sure what, but new anyway.
I haven’t rushed. I decided to have a little holiday, at home. Time off from the usual. No counselling; nothing. And it has been amazing.
……Continue reading A bit of time off, a holiday, mindfulness, relaxation, getting stuff done – can I inspire you?
Today is 26th July 2015 and it has been thirteen weeks and one day since mum, in a strange state of mind, fell down the stairs and badly damaged herself.
my plant pots July 2015
Tomorrow she is going home from the care home she ended up in after her long hospital stay.
……Continue reading Thirteen weeks and one day; an update on my mum and her dementia diagnosis… Resilience, time for you, and is there anything you don’t like about your personality?
I am always promoting mindfulness and how to be ‘in the moment’, but today I tried another exercise – Being mindful about
what I can remember from the last week in terms of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. It has worked well for me, in order to be in touch with
……Continue reading Mindfulness after the event; what can you remember in the past week? Plus it’s a great writing tip and writing therapy!
“I am not worthy”
“Their needs are bigger than mine”
“I don’t have time!
“I don’t have spare money”
Just a few of the negative things we may say to ourselves when thinking about doing something for ourselves. Thinking like this can make us feel even more unworthy.
But, it’s not really
……Continue reading If in doubt, do things you enjoy