Ways You Can Practise Self-care

Do you ever forget to take care of yourself?

Practising self care is crucial for everyone, but more so if you live with chronic and/or mental illness. Finding time to look after you and nourish your body and mind is important and doing so regularly will hopefully help you to manage any physical or mental health conditions. Scheduling even one or two evenings a week where you do some of these activities will help.

So, here are some simple things you can do to practise self care.  Continue reading “Ways You Can Practise Self-care”

You Can Still Live a Full Life With Hypothyroidism

So, you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and it’s all a bit daunting. You may not be sure what it means or what impact it will have on your life. The truth is, hypothyroidism in almost all cases is a lifelong condition, that requires medication every day for the rest of your life and quite often other lifestyle changes to help manage it.

But it doesn’t have to feel like a death sentence. You can still live a good quality, full life with hypothyroidism.  Continue reading “You Can Still Live a Full Life With Hypothyroidism”

I Created a ‘Positivity Board’

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.

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My Review of The Blurt Buddy Box

You may have heard of the Blurt Buddy Box. It’s marketed as a hug in a box, and you can see why. The boxes, available as monthly subscriptions or one-offs, are full of goodies that encourage you to take some time out for yourself and practice self-care, self-appreciation and kindness.  Continue reading “My Review of The Blurt Buddy Box”

My List

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”

How I Lost The Weight I Gained From an Underactive Thyroid

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Weight gain. It’s the first symptom people who don’t have hypothyroidism, think of when they hear the term ‘thyroid problem’. It’s often one of the most upsetting symptoms and side effects of poor thyroid function and/or medication, that thyroid patients put up with.

Thyroid disease is often used as a joke or a scapegoat for weight gain. People throw it around, and as such, it’s not taken very seriously.

Many people think it’s just an excuse for being overweight. 

But weight gain is a legitimate symptom of an underactive thyroid, along with many others. Continue reading “How I Lost The Weight I Gained From an Underactive Thyroid”

Self-Help Tips for Thyroid Patients

The below tips have been curated from my own experience and other thyroid patients, to hopefully help you, too. 

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