Living with Chronic Illness – Back to Work

Back to Work

Back to Work So tired. Getting up in the morning is a struggle. Since returning to work on the 6th I have had to do 2 days work. My work usually takes 6 hours in the day, with an extra 2 hours of commuting. I have to do 8 surveys Continue Reading

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year If you follow me on Twitter (@A30MinuteLife) you will know that I have had difficulty in writing this New Year post. 4 days ago I sat down at my laptop thinking that I would write something about 2017, its ups and downs. As those of you with Continue Reading

Christmas and chronic illness

Merry Christmas

Christmas is coming Christmas, or any holiday time, is usually a cause of stress for people with chronic illnesses. One thing that we need in life is big changes from our usual routine. This stability creates a balance in our illness. Any deviation in this can lead to unpleasant consequences. Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – How I cope with pain

Cope pain

Coping with pain Meditation has become part of my daily routine. I have a room downstairs that I use, and I look outside while I try and focus on my body mapping routine. Today I was in the middle of my routine, looking at the trees, and suddenly my eyes Continue Reading

Living with chronic illness – Bad Day

Bad Day

Bad Day Last Sunday was a really bad day for me. If you follow me on Twitter you would have seen my post on Monday about how I was dealing with these doldrums by using meditation, and journaling. The previous week I had been having troubles with work. My fatigue Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – Opportunity

Opportunity Comes to Pass,Not to Pause

Opportunity When someone dies that is close to you, you inevitably reflect on your own mortality. It is one of those truism’s that we cannot escape. It can also be a positive action, causing you to endeavour to change your own life, in a positive way. My experience My mother Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – Fooling Myself

Chronic illness - Fooling myself

Am I fooling myself? I am serious. What is the point in trying to develop my skills? I am disabled. It is so easy to take the route of giving up on improving myself as a person. It would be much less painful to spend the whole day watching TV, Continue Reading

How can I be happy?

How can I be happy

How can I be happy? How can I be happy, I have MS (Multiple Sclerosis), Sarcoidosis, and chronic headaches. Pain is a constant in my life. In fact, after over 3 years of being in pain, I have forgotten what it is like, not to be in pain. My joints Continue Reading

Tip 5 – Adjust to the new normal

Adjust to the new normal

The new ‘normal’ I cannot walk any more!! I am in constant pain!! These are some of the new realities for people with a chronic illness, the new ’normal’. You no longer have the luxury of being able to hop out of bed and go for a long walk. Everything Continue Reading

Tip 3 – Look after your mental health

Look after your mental health “Look after your mental health” is really a sub-category of Tip 2 – Be Healthy. When you have a chronic illness that has no cure your life is thrown upside down. At no stage in your upbringing have you been taught the skills of how Continue Reading