I’m ready to begin my journey of body posivity. For a while now, I’ve been following an Instragammer called @BodyPosiPanda who inspires me to make peace with my body, rather than waste any more of my time and energy pulling it apart in the mirror every day.
I’m writing this the day after Boxing Day, having over indulged in food and spending the last few days feeling grateful for the friends and family in my life who have made the festive season special.
But now that Christmas is (sadly) over, we’re approaching New Year celebrations, which always gets people reflecting over the past year, what the high and low points have been and what (if any) resolutions they may make for the next one. Continue reading “Thyroid Patients: 6 New Year Resolutions You Should Make”
The past few months, my health has been very up and down, with a lot more downs that ups!
I’ve caught numerous colds and viruses going round throughout the winter, as well as having three ear infections, then reacting badly to the antibiotics and gaining six pounds in the last two months alone, so I’ve been feeling pretty rubbish. My mental health has been struggling and my physical health has been extremely poor in the morning in particular. It’s been quite the struggle.
So, I decided I needed to implement some key things to get my health back on track. These included trying to think more positively again, and thinking about how far I’ve already come, when I feel like I can’t bear to go on, as well as cleaning up my diet, getting back in to a good bedtime routine, making time to do self-care activities and eliminating as many stressors as possible. I also made a board to encourage thinking positively and staying motivated, which sits by my bed, so it’s the first thing I see in the morning.
An attitude that says ‘I deserve to feel better’ and ‘I’m going to get better’, is one that will show you results. Continue reading “Your Attitude Is Everything”
With all the stress I’m feeling lately, I’m struggling to cope with life in general. Everything feels too much to juggle. I feel like a monster with my bad attitude and overemotional tendencies and I hate who I am right now. It’s only making my situation worse of course.
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I generally feel stressed at the littlest thing, and I have a thousand thoughts constantly racing through my mind at once. Basically, I’m struggling to deal with stressors like the average person. I believe my sex hormone imbalance and high cortisol are at fault for this. Stressors are piling up on top of each other, causing my motivation and concentration to suffer severely. I’m also ratty, irritable, anxious and feeling on edge. I’m over-thinking everything, assuming everyone hates me (with me being this way, who wouldn’t?!) and I feel like I’ve gone through a whole personality change.
With that in mind, I’ve made myself a list. I think I’ll print it out and stick it up at home somewhere. It’s a list of things I need to remember sometimes. Continue reading “My List”
Yesterday, I completed The Color Run in Manchester for Thyroid UK.
Here’s me and my other two unicorns, before the run. All dazzling white!
And here we are during and after (the colour festival part enabled us to throw colour over each other). During the run, you get coloured in this amazing powder, meaning you finish looking look a rainbow. Well, kind of.
The other week, I did a post about things you shouldn’t say to someone with hypothyroidism. Now it’s time for something more positive.. the things we do want to hear! Continue reading “10 Things You Should Say to Someone with an Underactive Thyroid”
Trying to look at having hypothyroidism in a more positive light can be difficult, but I try to look at it that way when I feel it’s all doom and gloom. This is usually when I hit a brick wall, like when my doctor won’t listen to me or something didn’t quite go to plan.
However, going through a health condition so tough can teach us things and make us a better person. I’m going to explore mine below.