In truth I'm actually closer to my 31st year now than 30, but last year due to being majorly unwell and skipping over the whole big celebration I thought I'd take some time to reflect on what I had learnt in my long 30 years being alive. As in true Abi style some of this … Continue reading 30 Things I’ve Learnt in 30 Years
If you follow me on social media you'll see that its pretty evident I've been in a crap mood recently and I apologise. I started my blog and social media channels to be a voice of how you can live a great life with a chronic illness, you can work hard and do all of … Continue reading 10 Steps to Improve your Mental Health
I love planning and organising, something about seeing everything neatly in its place or planned out on an excel spreadsheet just makes me happy. I want to start a new series on the blog around planning, organising and life hacks as such. Everybody should know how to plan a monthly budget, nobody wants to get … Continue reading How to Plan Out Your Monthly Budget
I also really enjoy dressing up smarter and feeling good about myself with a new outfit, why should I not feel great in what I'm wearing just because I have a chronic illness. What I do find though is that some days, some outfits just aren't going to cut it whether I'm bloated, in pain or having one of my amazing hot one minute freezing the next days.
When you get a chronic illness diagnosis things change, you have to go to the Dr's more, you have more frequent changes in how you feel, you maybe have to change your diet and you may need to take medications everyday. One unexpected positive that's come out of my diagnosis is that there are just certain things that I really don't give a f**k about anymore.
I wanted to write this not because I can actually give any advice on it right now but more as a way to firstly accept the issue I currently have and secondly to come back and read when I find myself doing it. I am addicted to being busy, and I don't mean socially as I'm a bit of a hermit but just always needing to be doing something productive. Even right now I'm sat down in front of the TV under a blanket and I can't help but get my laptop out and write a blog post.
I really do try to keep things positive and share how you can live a great and happy life even with a chronic illness. I have however found that over recent weeks I've been suffering physically and in my personal life and mentally it's getting to me. I've always been independent, stubborn and can push through almost anything that comes my way but at the moment it's proving difficult.
I'll start this with a disclaimer, I have based the below on my current level of health which includes usually about 50% of the week good where I function as a semi normal human being and 50% of the week bad where I barely get up off the sofa and probably don't brush my hair. … Continue reading 10 Hobbies / Activities if you’ve got a Chronic Illness
Following on from my health intentions for 2019 I wanted to share some of the more life focused changes I want to make. I spent much of 2018 feeling down and just generally not my usual self. It is hard to stay positive when your in pain all of the time, I've got some form … Continue reading New Years Intentions Part 2 – Life