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

Finding ‘Purpose’ when you have a Chronic Illness

Purpose

Purpose When you have a chronic illness you can struggle to find a purpose in life. A reason to get up in the morning. If you are well you probably have a job that you go to 5 days a week. This gives you a focus in life. Not everyone 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

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

Tip 2 – Be Healthy

How to cope with chronic illness - Be Healthy

Be Healthy?? Be Healthy?? I have a chronic illness, how can I be healthy!! Seriously, it does seem like a contradiction. However, if you really think about it you will realise that of all people someone with a chronic illness cannot afford to live an unhealthy life. You want to Continue Reading

Tip 1 – Master your chronic illness or it will master you

Master your chronic illness otherwise it will be your Master

Mastering Your Chronic Illness Having a chronic illness can seem all-consuming. The danger is that, and it probably does, it can take over your life. Permeating every aspect of your life. So, how do you prevent this from happening? The key is that you must become the Master of your Continue Reading