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My self care Journey

Updated: Aug 12, 2023

Hi to my lovely followers

So I wanted to share a little update with you, I know I discussed my plans to move into more self care territory on my previous post 'The beginning of a new journey for Bexsbooksandstuff' and I am very aware that as yet I have not written many posts in this category. In fact I think I have only managed two self care Sunday posts. I was unsure as to why I have had such a block with my writing and sharing on here. I have even stopped reviewing books as much and I couldn't get to the bottom of this.

Recently I have been on holiday with my family, we had some lovely days out, lots of laughs and some great fun. It was truly gorgeous, however I had a few moments of pure exhaustion from my fatigue and that really got to me, I didn't want to feel down in the dumps when we should be having a fabulous trip. It finally hit me that ever since I was diagnosed with post viral fatigue I have lost my mojo. With my loss of energy along went my sparkle. I don't feel like I have been my full vibrant self for a long time and I used to be very vibrant!!

I am determined that this will be the end of this feeling, I want to beat the fatigue and get my mojo back. For that to happen I really need to focus on my self care. I want to focus on writing on this blog, sharing my thoughts and journey. There may be some information posts about various practices and there may be some more journal style entires as I share how I am doing with everything. I hope that this will help me focus on recovery and keep my mind in a positive place.

One of my first challenges will be to work on my mindset, I think that is going to be so important for my overall improvement. I am going to begin a gratitude journal so I can write down things that have been positive that day, no matter how small to keep myself focussed on the positives that are happening on a daily basis. I am also going to try to state one thing I am looking forward to upon waking that day. I want to plan for positivity rather than letting my days merge together. I am sick of being all out of spoons!

My second challenge is to improve my fitness. I have put on a lot of weight since becoming more sedentary during my fatigue and it took me a long time to get back to a place where I could bring exercise into my routine. I still have days where I can tell when I have done too much but if I am careful I think regular exercise will be a big step into a more positive outlook. I think being fitter and able to keep up with my son will really cheer me up! I have finally completed the Couch to 5K programme and it was a huge achievement for me. It took a long time but I finally got there and you will be able to read about that soon!

So that's me for now. Determined to revitalise myself and get my sparkle back. I miss it and I want to feel like myself again. So watch this space.

If any of this post has resonated with you or you have any positive recommendations for ways to beat fatigue I would love to hear them in the comments.

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