I don’t think this is a secret anymore but I really struggle to turn my brain off! It is always ticking over usually work-related or ostomy related and I struggle switching this off. Sometimes, this can impact my relationships and make me not present in the moment which can be tough for family and friends!
Last week, it was pointed out to me how quickly I answer my emails and how hard I have been working over last few weeks (probably the last few months). On reflection, I have hardly had a day off for a really long time, where I have not been on my laptop working on my range of projects.
Firstly I am sorry for the times I slated you…
The times I wished my hips were smaller or my boobs were bigger.
The times when I was younger constantly wishing I was in a different body.
Living with a chronic illness can sometimes feel like a full-time job. What with juggling hospital appointments, visiting your GP, collecting medication, chasing up referrals, running a house and maybe a family. It is easy to lose an element of ‘you’ and to be consumed by your chronic illness.
I have always struggled with confidence, in particular, trusting my gut instinct and trusting decisions I have made. I can see how much this has held me back so on the 4th February 2018 I took part in a 30-day course called ‘Confidence for Success’ by the amazing life coach Emma Dawson.
Last year on Facebook Emma’s sponsored advertisement popped up on my page and I was intrigued. So I liked Emma’s Facebook Page and I joined her Facebook group "Bring Your Dreams to Life" I found the group was very inspiring and I loved Emma’s live chats. I quickly realised regarding my blog and the advocating I do that sometimes I lack confidence and doubt myself. When Emma advertised this course something spoke to me and I decided to enrol to build and nurture my confidence.
I wrote a Facebook post last week about the ‘affirmations’ I am practicing at the moment to help me get through a tough time. I just would like to say a thank you Stephie at colitistoostomy for persuading me to write a proper post about what affirmations are, the science behind them and how they can help people with chronic illness.