Routines are important

Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush on Pexels.com In all the literature I have read, theyk9 emphasise the importance of a bedtime routine. The importance of winding down the same way each night to let your body know that it’s time for bed. This could be by having a bath or reading a book. They all agree… Continue reading Routines are important

Sometimes you have to admit defeat for the greater good

We went away at the weekend to visit a friend I've known for 13 years (wow, that's a long time!) I felt really good on the Saturday afternoon and evening, even after a 2 hour adventure in some woods where we ended up scrambling up a hill to reach the path. Then later we were… Continue reading Sometimes you have to admit defeat for the greater good

How strength training and nutrition helps me

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com For the last 2 months I have been working with a personal trainer. The reason I started these weekly sessions is because I had read in multiple books the benefits of strength training in helping you recover from CFS/ME. There is research that proves GET (Graduated Exercise Training/Therapy) aids recovery… Continue reading How strength training and nutrition helps me

Why I am accepting an element of vulnerability

Accepting a slower pace of life From the moment I got the diagnosis I’ve only looked forward. I thought I accepted it quite quickly as I began to take steps to learn how to manage my life with this illness. However, with hindsight, I’ve come to realise that the process of acceptance has taken time.… Continue reading Why I am accepting an element of vulnerability

Why I struggle in social situations

Photo by Negative Space on Pexels.com I'm an extrovert. I love being around people, socialising and being part of a group, be it at work or otherwise. I also enjoy my own company which I learned to love whilst on my year abroad as part of my university degree. It was either wallow in low… Continue reading Why I struggle in social situations

My love-hate relationship with sleep

Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush on Pexels.com For some, sleep connotes images of rest, peace and waking up feeling refreshed. For others, the word alone conjures up varying emotions of frustration and despair. The variety and large number of books and TV programmes about sleep - why it is so important, investigations on people who struggle to… Continue reading My love-hate relationship with sleep