Dear Son, You Make Me.

You make me laugh,

You make me cry,

You make me teach,

When constantly asking “why?”.

 

You make me better,

You make me proud,

You remind me of me,

Especially when you’re being loud.

 

 

You’re so honest,

You’re so loved,

Sometimes I honestly think

You were sent down from above.

 

 

You love your family,

You love your friends,

You’ve touched so many people’s hearts,

Especially when they need a mend.

 

 

You’re so understanding,

You’re so mature,

Even though you’re only five,

You always want to know more.

 

You make me clean,

You make me pure,

And I can honestly say,

I’ve never loved anyone more.

 

 

 

 

How To Deal With A Frightened Child

Today I had to deal with one of the worst things a parent can see their child go through; fear.

Dinky had an ophthalmology appointment today and although this isn’t the first time he has been to have his eyes checked, he was not happy during the whole car journey there. My Dad took us, and normally when he’s around all he can do is talk and blabber on about nothing. But today he was silent, with the odd sigh and whimper. He told us that he was bored, so we kept chatting to him to keep him occupied.

Fast forward thirty minutes into the car journey and he lets out an almighty cry, followed by projectile vomiting and hyperventilating. Luckily we were close to the hospital so we parked up and cleaned everything up. I took Dinky into the ophthalmology department to get him checked in and that’s when he confessed that he was frightened about his appointment.

Now, I could have gone about this statement in one of two ways:

  • Shrug off his fear and take him in knowing there’s nothing to be frightened of
  • Let him explain why he was frightened and then comfort his fears and encourage him that Mummy is with him and that I wouldn’t let anything happen to him

I, of course, opted for the second option. Just because I knew that he would be absolutely fine, it doesn’t mean that the fear in his head was irrelevant or untrue. He felt scared and the last thing he needed was for his fear to be shrugged off or dismissed.

When I’m feeling anxious, nobody can understand why. Not even me and that can be so frustrating for all parties involved. I can honestly say I appreciate the company of someone who doesn’t dismiss me much more than someone saying “you’ll be fine.”

 

 

This made me think about how we sometimes treat children and their fears. Why should their fears be dismissed? They are feeling scared and what they need is someone to explain things to them not just saying “oh stop being silly.”

The next time your child reacts to something unusual compared to normal, consider the fact that they might be frightened. Take the time to listen to their fears and let them know that it’s okay to feel that way sometimes, but you will be there through everything. For example, if they are scared of a monster under the bed, empathise with them, show them nothing is there and also let them know that if they need you, you will be straight in to make everything better.

Every child is different, but today really opened my eyes with Dinky and his fears. I know how he feels because I’ve felt like that before, and even though everyone told me I’d be fine, it would have been nice if I had the chance to explain why I felt so scared.

#SpeakUp #MentalHealthAwareness #NeverAlone #Autism

 

Red Dragon Gaming Mouse Review

As some of you may know, I am a bit of a gaming fanatic. World of Warcraft is my main love and to play with the precision and speed that I desire, I like to have a gaming mouse with multiple buttons and abilities to help me play better than I would without it. I used to own a Razer Naga, which was epic for the battles that I was taking on. Unfortunately, when my laptop blew up on me earlier this year, it fried the motherboard on it, so I had to resort to using a regular mouse for the time being.

Then I came across the Red Dragon gaming mouse. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and just had to have it. I found it while browsing eBay for another Razer Naga. £26.39 later and I was satisfied that I had another gaming mouse on the way to me.

A few days later, the Red Dragon arrived and I eagerly unboxed it to begin using it. I was pleasantly surprised at how many different customisable functions there were. Luckily, I already have the spells on my warlock bound to a number, so the numbers on the side were matched up perfectly. You can even change the colour of the pulsing light on the mouse, scroll wheel and buttons. I’ve opted for red and blue to match my red backlight keyboard.

To use it’s soft to click all of the buttons, and the scroll wheel glides nicely through your fingers. You can change the cursor speed to your preference, and there’s even a handy little double click button to save you from having to double-click! Peel me a grape right?!

So for those of you looking to buy a gaming mouse, I’d definitely recommend the Red Dragon gaming mouse. As mentioned, it’s available from eBay, but you can browse the whole range from Red Dragon here. Release the gamer inside of you and allow yourself to buy one because at this price you’d be mad not to!

Keeping A Positive Mind When Things Are Turned Upside Down

It’s becoming increasingly hard lately to keep a positive mind due to personal issues that seem to keep showing up one after another. I’ve got to be honest, I’m so fed up of dealing with one problem to then be presented with another. So today I’m going to be talking about how to keep a positive mind even when things are turned upside down because I certainly need it at the moment!

Positive Thoughts

At the moment this seems near on impossible, but the only way to keep yourself upbeat is to take the time to think about the positivity in your life. Even if it’s something as simple as being happy with the way your hair looks that day, making sure that you’re reminding yourself that it’s not all bad will help you from driving yourself insane in your mind.

Get Outside

One of the worst things that you can do when you’re feeling low is to coop yourself up inside the house all day. While it’s totally normal to not want to talk to anyone when you’re feeling down in the dumps, you could take yourself off somewhere quiet for a long walk. If music helps, stick your headphones on and walk your troubles away. I personally find walking to music extremely therapeutic. A song that’s really helping me at the moment is “Live Outside” by Enter Shikari. Definitely worth a listen if you’re stuck for new things on your playlist.

Also, exercise releases endorphins into your brain, which in turn makes you happier. Being fitter within yourself will give you a self-confidence boost, and make you feel healthier which yep, you guessed it – makes you happier. Seriously, get outside whenever you can!

Eat Right

We should all be doing this anyway, but it’s all too easy to slip into a routine of eating junk food and neglecting the nutritious food that our bodies desire. Teach yourself to say no to that packet of crisps, and instead have a glass of water before deciding if you’re actually hungry. The food we put into our bodies affects the way our brains work; therefore eating good food will brighten up the mind.

Take some time to work out a new eating habit that you and your loved ones can take on so that you can all begin to reap the benefits and become healthier.

Take Some Me Time

This is possibly one of the most important things you can do, especially when everything is getting on top of you. As a parent, I know that some days it’s almost impossible to get any time alone, even in the bathroom! However, taking even ten minutes a day to do something that you love will help you touch ground with reality and begin to think clearer.

Remember, if you are feeling particularly hopeless and are struggling to lift your mood to see your GP right away. There are many different options for you to explore, and you should never struggle alone. #MentalHealthAwareness #NeverAlone

How To Maintain A Positive Outlook On Life

Sometimes, without even realizing it, we can become very negative in terms of the way we think and the way we see things. It’s so easy to become cynical about the world when all we seem to see on the news is constant injustice and tragedy, all while we may be dealing with our own pain and heartache. But negativity will prevent you from being able to truly enjoy your own life, because it will just be that dark cloud that is hanging heavy above your head, and you don’t want that do you?

All you need to do is make small adjustments in your life, and you can turn the environment you’re living in into a happier place for your mind.

Here’s how to do that.

Reframe your challenges.

It’s important to tell yourself that you can never get stuck. There are no dead ends when it comes to challenges that you will face in your life – only redirections. Sometimes there are things that we just can’t control, no matter how much we may try, and the sooner you can accept that the sooner you can let go and be at peace with it. Do not let uncontrollable happenings drive you mad – its life, things happen. Instead, think about the things that we can control, like our smiles, our communication, our social skills, and our relationships with others.

Exercise is the only drug.   

Exercise is a wonderful way to keep a positive mind, even if you don’t feel like it at the time. This is because it triggers the release all of the happy chemicals like endorphins, that generally make you feel good, even euphoric at times. A Pilates workout is a very fun thing to do that not only keeps you nice and fit, but allows your mind to be cleared from any troubles, and focuses on finding your calm and happy place that everyone needs to visit sometimes.

Keep a gratitude journal.

You may think this sounds rather silly, but sometimes an event or experience will happen that can completely ruin your whole day, and this means even if something good happened earlier, the bad is always a lot better at overshadowing. So knowing that our minds tend to hold onto the negative, we can intentionally focus on the positive instead. You can do this by writing down at least three things that you feel truly grateful for every single day. You will soon see how your attitude starts to change because you’re deliberately forcing yourself to focus on the good.

Get good at being rejected.

Being rejected is horrible, it makes you feel like crap, and you won’t want to put yourself out there ever again. But, little did you know, that rejection is actually a skill. It’s not easy to fail the job that you were going for, or get broken up with on your birthday (yes, it happens!). Only the strong and talented can deal with it, which is you. So rather than letting it put you down – embrace it as an unidentified challenge that will soon come in handy one day in the future.

Positive Power: How to Lose Weight With a Smile on Your Face

Losing weight is difficult. From all the exercises we do to the luxury foods we have to give up, it can leave us feeling incredibly worn out, depressed and lacking the motivation to continue on. It’s no surprise that many of us give up our weight loss goals early into the ordeal, and it takes a lot of hard work to regain any sense of composure to try again.

 

If this reminds you of your own attempts at losing weight, then don’t worry—it happens to everyone. What you’re likely missing is positive energy and the motivation to keep going. In this guide, we’ll be looking at ways to improve your positivity in order to give you a better chance of losing weight in the future.

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What is your motivation?

 

Why do you want to lose weight? What’s your reason for improving your health? Lately, it’s become difficult for people to really find a reason to lose weight other than to “look better”, and this is completely acceptable. Perhaps you find it difficult to date because of your weight, or maybe you’re having trouble with your partner because of your weight issues. These are embarrassing and often depressing situations, but they make real reasons for wanting to lose weight.

 

Motivation is the key to losing weight because it gives you positive energy knowing that you’re reaching your goals. For instance, if your motivation for losing weight is to assist in your current health, then it will feel fantastic when you make noticeable changes to your lifestyle. Perhaps you stop getting out of breath when you walk up the steps to your home, or maybe you find yourself being able to walk for longer distances without feeling your knees hurt. There are many small signs that let you know you’re doing a great job, and by setting reasonable goes and a source of motivation you can feel positive about all the small challenges you overcome.

 

Motivation can also come in the form of help. Recognised gym courses are great because you’re paired with someone who can motivate and teach you how to live a healthy lifestyle. It might sound expensive, but the support, assistance and motivation you get are absolutely priceless. Of course, it’s a good idea to look at reviews before you hire a personal trainer to help you. There’s a huge difference between a good and a bad personal trainer, and only the best are capable of making you feel fantastic each time you finish a set of exercises or reach new targets.

 

A lot of the time, people find it incredibly difficult to maintain their weight loss goals because they don’t feel motivated. They don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel and they don’t receive the positive energy they need to continue with their exercise and diet plans. Motivation can make us do a lot of powerful and wonderful things so it’s important to rely on it. Set yourself up some goals, ask yourself what your reason for losing weight is, and set small realistic goals to promote positive energy and a sense of accomplishment.

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Reduce the strain

 

Weight loss can make us feel absolutely horrible at times. Taking on an extra few sets of exercises can make our bodies hurt, it can make our minds hazy and we’ll hate ourselves the next morning for torturing our bodies. While the “no pain no gain” saying is somewhat true, you don’t have to inflict pain on yourself just to lose weight.

 

The strain of weight loss comes in two main forms: physical and mental. Physical strain comes from pushing your body to its limits both in terms of how much food you cut and also how much exercise you do. The mental strain comes from limiting yourself to certain things and decreasing your quality of life for the sake of exercise. It takes a strong mind to be able to balance these both.

 

For instance, mental strain can occur when you punish yourself for failing to do exercises, or when you refuse to go out with friends out of fear that you will end up drinking and binging on food. This is why people have cheat days in their workout routines. These are days where you can reward yourself and make yourself happy. You can eat all the food you want (as long as it’s within reason), you can go out to see you friends and have some alcohol, and you can skip your exercises for that day. However, it’s important not to have too many cheat days. Limit yourself to once a week or every two weeks to ensure that you’re not overdoing it.

 

The physical strain comes from how much you push yourself during exercises. If you ever feel lightheaded after working out or feel sick after pushing yourself, then it’s a clear sign that you need to rethink your workout routine. First, determine if those effects are the result of your own body or preexisting conditions. There are some medical conditions that could cause lightheadedness or nausea after working out. Exercising under these conditions is harmful to your body and could diminish any kind of effort you’ve put into your weight loss. In addition, you could put your entire body and life at risk by pushing yourself to limits that you shouldn’t be hitting.

 

In order to be positive and lose weight with a smile on your face, you can’t push your body to the point where you’re feeling sick. Stick to lower-intensity training and exercises until you can take the added strain. It’s important that you don’t work yourself to a point where you want to give up, so go easy on your body and stop stressing yourself out so much. Exercise is important, but it’s half the battle and your diet also needs to be taken into consideration.

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Making small changes

 

Making drastic changes is no way to do anything when it comes to your health. Switching to healthier alternatives in life is always a good idea. Be it getting off the bus a stop or two early and walking or switching from soda to water, these are admirable changes that can make a huge change to your lifestyle. Unfortunately, it can be difficult making all of these changes at once, which is why it’s important to make gradual improvements to your life.

 

Your lifestyle (in other words, the things you do on a regular basis) have a huge effect on how you shape your body. For instance, if you live in the city and most of the stores you need are close, then you’re more likely to walk to those destinations to purchase things. However, if you live on the outskirts then you probably drive a lot more. If you live in the countryside then there’s a good chance you use a bike a lot for exercise and transport, and if you live in an apartment complex without an elevator then you probably have to walk a lot each day.

 

If your lifestyle doesn’t include healthier habits then you need to will yourself to gradually change your attitude. For example, if you walk by a fast food place and regularly purchase your dinner from there after work, make it a habit of walking a different path to avoid it or visit a grocery store instead to buy ingredients to cook dinner. If you find yourself taking the bus a lot or using elevators, then consider taking stairs or walking more. Don’t make huge changes to your lifestyle—simple ones will do fine.

 

When it comes to your diet, remember that you don’t have to make huge changes immediately. If you want to cut down on soda, consider drinking diet soda for a while, then lower it to sparkling water or fruit juice, then finally water. These gradual changes are important because it makes you more likely to stick with them. Occasionally drinking some soda after you switch your diet is fine, but as you make these changes you’ll slowly move away from unhealthy drinks and snacks in favour of healthier ones.

 

No one likes to force themselves to drink water all day after they’ve gotten used to sparkling drinks, caffeinated drinks and so on. Similarly, people hate eating just salads and skipping out their favourite sweets. Striking the right balance by making small gradual changes is the best way to lose weight. They’re easier to cope with, they’re simple enough to become part of your lifestyle over a long period of time and you won’t feel terrible about it.

 

To conclude, weight loss is all about having a positive mindset. If you’re not feeling great when you start working out and dieting then you won’t be successful. You need to make gradual changes to your lifestyle and slowly work towards burning off excess fat. Stay positive and don’t force yourself into uncomfortable or frustrating situations. Focus on trying to stay happy with the changes in your lifestyle so you can lose weight with a smile on your face.

Birthday Gift Wishlist For A Soon To Be 6 Year Old

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I can’t believe my Dinky is not so small anymore! With his sixth birthday approaching, I have started to think about what to get him for his birthday. It’s not until December, but with Christmas to think about then too, I like to get his birthday gifts in nice and early so I’m not rushing around.

Being a Mum of one, I always struggle to find gifts for Dinky because I’m never sure on what to get for boys, so some of these ideas might be out there. If you’re struggling for ideas for your little one, hopefully, this wishlist will help give you some ideas on birthday gifts for your little ones too (or dare I say it, Christmas!)

  • Marvel always goes down a treat for little boys. The idea of being a superhero is super exciting. Why not consider getting them a fancy dress costume for them to race around in pretending they are their favourite superhero? You can grab one from this link here!

Official Marvel licensed Captain America fancy dress costume 5-6 years with Shield & Mask, Made for George Collection

  • Dinky loves colouring, drawing and writing at the moment. I struggle to get him out of his bedroom because he’s always drawing me something new, or writing an invitation for me to come to his “party.” If your child is the same, or they simply need new pens and pencils, grab them one of these large sets so they can carry on creating!

Artworx 125 Piece Art Studio With Aluminium Case – Purple

  • One thing that I’ve been meaning to get for Dinky for some time, is a sensory light for his bedroom. He absolutely loves the one that me and Mr. Pie have in our bedroom, but unfortunately, it get’s quite warm so I wouldn’t want that in his bedroom. I came across this sensory light and I think it would be perfect for a birthday gift this year!

LED Colour Changing Rocket Light Tube with Remote 100cm By Playlearn

  • Dinky is obsessed with having a “den” at the moment. Everywhere we are he wants me to create a den out of something. I think it provides him with a place to calm down if he is feeling particularly anxious. He also likes to play and pretend it’s his house with a kitchen and makes me food. I think getting him a mid sleeper bed with a den underneath would provide the perfect space for his bedroom for him to tuck himself away and play. Also, he needs a new bed so I’d be killing two birds with one stone here!

Cabin Bed Mid Sleeper Pine Bunk with Tent Blue 5758WG-BLUE

  • Another thing that Dinky loves is cars. He’s at his happiest when talking about, playing with, being driven around, or even playing on our PS4 on Need For Speed. I’ve come across this handy little case full of cars that will provide storage for them too! Not that I expect the cars to go back in the case(!)

CrazySell Plastic Dustproof Toy Cars Parking Storage with Track Plastic Box Divider Organizer – Color Randomly

Some of these gifts I may not buy for him for his birthday, they might have to wait until Christmas! I plan on adding to this list as time goes on! I hope it has given you some inspiration for any gifts you may have to buy in the near future!

Autumn & Winter Fitness: What You Need To Know

Keeping fit during autumn and winter isn’t fun.

 

There’s no point denying it, is there? Winter is the season when we’re all meant to be curled up watching movies while it snows outside. It’s the season of blankets, mugs of tea, and quiet nights spent trying to persuade yourself you don’t need to turn the thermostat up another notch. With all of these activities on your mind, few of us have the motivation to keep up a fitness regime.

 

There’s a good reason for this, too. While humans don’t hibernate, we do have a tendency to want to hide away during autumn and winter. Most people feel more lethargic during these seasons too, which is exacerbated by a lack of natural daylight. We’re also more likely to overeat during the winter months, which means the lack of fitness activity to compensate can be felt even more when it comes to fitting into our December party dresses.

 

So even though it’s only just autumn, it’s worth thinking about the cold months to come and the knock they might make on your fitness regime and overall health. If you’re going to breeze into spring with a smile on your face, it might be worth making a few adjustments over winter. Adjustments such as…

 

#1 – Take Advantage Of Winter Sports

 

You might think that autumn and winter are killers of outdoor fitness activities and, to an extent, they are. Few of us are going to go out for a hike or run when the freezing temperatures set in.

 

However, there are a few sports and activities that increase in popularity over winter, so it’s worth considering adding these into your regime. Ice skating, for example, is perfect for this time of year and will give you a thorough all-over body workout. You could also consider heading to a snow dome (if the weather doesn’t supply you with the real stuff) and trying out skiing.

 

#2 – Increase Your Activity Levels To Allow For Seasonal Treats

 

You’re likely going to want to eat more over autumn and winter, a problem made all the worse by the delights on offer. It’s a season of sweets for Halloween and sweets for Christmas, not to mention the pumpkin spice lattes that are calling your name.

 

If you do indulge, then make sure you compensate by upping your fitness routine or even trying weight loss pills. Focus more on cardio activity, which will help you burn off the excess calories faster than strength training. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the occasional seasonal treat, so long as you increase your activity levels as a result.

 

 

#3 – Check Your Vitamin D Levels

 

As has been mentioned a few times, people are more likely to feel lethargic over the winter months. Vitamin D deficiency is also a culprit for the seasonal lack of energy. If you’re going to keep your fitness up as described above, then you need energy. If you find yourself struggling, then ask your doctor for a Vitamin D test to see if you might have a deficiency that’s draining your get-up-and-go. This is well worth doing and follows medical advice; it’s recommended that everyone in the UK take Vitamin D supplements, though do speak to a doctor before you supplement.

 

By focusing on these three areas, you should be able to make it through to spring in fine form.

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Project Improve Myself: Week One

I’m on a major self-help mission at the moment. As you may have read in my last post, I’ve not been feeling too good about myself lately and I need to make a change in my day to day life. I’ve decided to not only improve my health but to improve all other aspects of my life too so that I can feel happier on the whole. I thought I’d document the change(s) that I’m going to be making so that if anyone else wants to join in and improve themselves, then they can.

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Sunday

Sunday is the day that I get Dinky back from his Dad’s, and it’s the best day of the week for me because we get to spend the whole day relaxing and being ourselves. The change that I’m going to implement today is that I’m going to blitz our home and make it super clean for the new week that begins tomorrow. This way we can get up on Mondays to a freshly cleaned home, and it will make the transition from Sunday into Monday that little bit easier on us all.

The next thing that I need to do today is to go and do the weekly shop. We’re all making a conscious effort to buy healthier foods now, so I’m going to step it up a notch and buy completely healthy food so that we’ve all got no choice but to eat healthier. This week I’ve not been feeling too well. I’ve had a headache behind my eyes for the majority of the week, and I’m certain that it’s stress. However, crappy food and drink wouldn’t have helped the situation either. I’m tired of feeling sluggish and want to make the change now.

Monday-Thursday

Back to the routine of work and school runs from Monday, and I’m going to make the effort to stop being so lazy and actually walk the school run to get Dinky from school. We live close to the top of a hilly town, and Dinky’s school is at the bottom. I can’t think of a better way to get our heart rates up than marching up and down the hill each day.

Since I’ve become self-employed, I’ve been constantly looking at ways to improve my standard of work, and I’m always looking at new opportunities for me to take on. This week I’ve got a few things lined up that I’ve never done before, so I’m feeling optimistic at the idea of a change in my workload too.

Dinky goes to his Dad’s every Thursday afternoon, so the school run won’t be applicable on Friday but I do tend to pile a lot of work onto myself on a Friday when I’ve got the chance to work without any distractions.

 

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Eating

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve got a large food shop to do today and I’m going to make it so that we’re only eating healthy food. I’m going to start planning our meals for the week and precooking as much as I can to make it easier to stick to a healthier lifestyle.

On the menu tonight is going to be a grilled chicken and couscous medley, with a light garlic dressing and salad. It’s super easy to throw together, and it’s really low in calories and fat. It’s also one of those meals that you can precook, and warm through when you’re ready to eat. Perfect for Mr Pie’s random work schedules.

Admittedly I’ve not planned meals for the rest of the week yet, but once I’ve got the food in I’m going to sit down and write a meal plan out, pin it to the fridge and stick to it.

I’d love to get some tips and tricks on how I can continue making changes for the better in our lifestyle. Has anyone else ever had enough and started making changes? What did you do to successfully change your lives? Get in touch below!

 

Much love xx

Improving My Health For A Better Life

Lately I have been struggling with my health, and for once it’s not my mental health. It seems like one thing after another lately. As soon as my mental health started to improve, my physical health seemed to decline and that’s why it’s time for me to make a change once and for all. I’m fed up of always having something to complain about, and I’m also fed up of looking in the mirror and hating what I see. My overall health needs to improve, and soon. I have become lazy with a lot of things, including simple tasks like going to the shops, keeping our home tidy and wanting to walk to and from the school to keep fit. I know that’s not who I usually am so I need to get myself into gear and find some new habits to form.

What’s the plan?

Food

First and foremost, my plan is to find a way of changing my eating habits without feeling like I’m on some sort of diet. The one thing that seems to throw me off is the feeling that I can’t have a certain food because I tend to rebel against myself and eat it anyway.

I think the key here is to not make anything off limits, but to try and have only small amounts of the ‘naughty’ food, just enough to satisfy any cravings. For example, if I fancy some chips with my dinner, rather than not allowing myself to have any, I’ll substitute a large amount of what I’d normally have for a salad or vegetables. Doing that alone should improve my eating habits dramatically; therefore improving my health. This way I have a chance of losing weight without banning all of my favourite foods.

Exercise

Admittedly, the school run is much easier when Mr Pie can take me and Dinky there because he then takes me home to work and heads off to work himself, so walking the route to school each day seems a little redundant. On his days off however, I plan on leaving him to relax in bed and taking Dinky to school myself to make sure that we are both getting a few days a week of exercise.

When I haven’t got Dinky, I’m going to start taking myself off on walks in my free time not just for my body, but for my mind too. I spend countless amounts of hours each day in front of a computer, so taking myself away for a short time each day will help me clear my head. Plus, where we live is so beautiful too so I could also get some pictures for my Insta!

Home

Lately, home life has been pretty crap, simply because of the amount of work that Myself and Mr Pie have taken on lately. Our plan is to move and buy our own home soon, so working to generate the money has been essential in our minds. We do however, enjoy drink in the evenings which means that things like housework are sometimes neglected. I am going to make time each day to keep up and maintain our home so that when we do come to relax, we don’t have to feel bad about neglecting our home.

Stress

Even though in the last year I’ve come on leaps and bounds with my mental health, I still find myself stressing massively over small things which turns into me feeling awful about myself, or snapping at my loved ones.

I’ve been reading about meditation and I’m going to give it a go so that each evening, I can simply listen to some relaxing music and let my stresses go.

Even though I’ve said this on my blog a thousand times, I’m going to give this new me a good go. I can’t continue hating myself forever because it’s going to end up driving people away that care about me and it’s also not going to help my anxieties in the long run.

Has anyone else felt like this before? How did you get through it? I’d love to know.

Much love xx