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Anxiety & Mental Health, Life

Practicing Self Care in 2017

Practicing self care is very important for both your mind and your body. I think this is something we all know. Why is it then, that we often forget to make time for ourselves? Parents especially, myself included, often say we are ‘too busy’ to make time for ourselves. Too busy for self care. I’ve been guilty of that over the last 8 years that I’ve been a parent, but this year I want to make a change. And if you are reading this and nodding your head, then perhaps it’s time you made a change too. It really is […]

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Life

Some Time Alone – The Ordinary Moments

After a lovely Christmas and New year break, normal service has officially resumed this week. I went back to work on Monday, and the kids started back to school on Wednesday. Back to routine, washing uniforms and early starts, back to normality.  I enjoyed the festive break, but I’m enjoying actually knowing what day of the week it is. The kids being back to school means I have a bit more time alone. Now I certainly don’t spend the holidays wishing the kids were still at school. In fact, I quite miss them when they aren’t here. But, having that […]

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Anxiety Diaries GP Even Angels Fall
Anxiety & Mental Health, The Anxiety Diaries

The Anxiety Diaries – Even Angels Fall

When I started ‘The Anxiety Diaries’ my hope was to share experiences of anxiety. Not just my own, but those of others too. So Today I would like to welcome my first guest poster to the series, Emma from Even Angels Fall. Here Emma tells us her story about how anxiety effects her. Take it away Emma: “I’ve been living with mental illness for over half my life now and although I don’t think I’ll ever be ‘cured’ from depression, I feel I now at least know the signs to recognise and can cope a little better than before. I’ve […]

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Books

My 2017 Reading Challenge

In 2016 I joined in with the Goodreads Rading challenge. I challenged myself to read 52 books over the year, amounting to one book a week. Did I do it? No, I managed a measly ten. I’m taking part in the 2017 reading challenge this year, and you may think that I’d adjust my goals accordingly, but I’m not. Again, I’ve challenged myself to read 52 books. Ten books in one year is quite pitiful isn’t it? That’s not even a book a month. In fairness, I have a bit of an excuse. 2016 wasn’t my best year. I spent […]

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Jan17 Bucket List
Family Life, Personal

My Monthly Bucket List January 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve done a monthly bucket list. Usually I have every intention, but I’m terribly unorganised and end up forgetting about it until it’s too late. Of course this month I’m on the ball, because it’s January and I’m a new, more organised person. HA only joking, I’m sure I’ll be late again in February. Anyway I don’t have last month to update you on, so I’ll just jump straight in to my goals for this month. January Bucket List Read a bed time story to the kids every night – I used to read the […]

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