Relaxing Night Routine

Hey Everyone! How are you all doing? Leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to reply 😊

In today’s blog post I’m going to be talking (writing) you through my relaxing evening routine to help with sleep. Now this is working very well for me and I hope it can help at least one of you to hopefully get a better nights sleep. 

For my MS fatigue I was given Amantadine and I found a couple of side effects quite disruptive. The first one was crazy weird dreams at night, not nightmares just very strange that would cause me to wake up a few times in the night. Another side effect was insomnia, where I couldn’t actually sleep. I’d wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to sleep for a couple of hours, consequently making the fatigue worse during the day. 

My MS nurse told me that it will pass over a few days and my doctor gave me Amitriptyline to take at night to hopefully help me to sleep and calm my anxiety… However, since doing this routine I’ve not needed to take the amitriptyline AND I’ve been sleeping through the whole night 😊

1) When I can I put my phone away on silent and on charge at 7:30pm, I don’t look through Twitter, Instagram or messages after 7:30pm. I also put my iPad on charge at 7:30pm and try not to look at that either, I don’t watch YouTube videos after this time or anything stimulating. I’ve found this to really help me to wind down before going to bed because being off work at the moment I’m on my phone and iPad a reasonable about during the day and having a technology detox at night after 7:30pm really helps me to relax. 

2) Sometimes I like to have a nice relaxing bath to help me wind down and relax. Now I don’t do this every night, mainly on the nights where I’ve felt particularly uptight, stressed or anxious or if I’m having a pamper night. Normally I do other things to help wind down but also to keep me entertained too. I do find that having a nice relaxing bath really does help me, I always have a nice cold glass of water to sip and this is when I do watch YouTube on my iPad (yes I know if said I put it in charge but I don’t do this every night) when I do watch YouTube at night then it’s relaxing, restful videos like night routines etc. 

3) Herbal tea. I only try and have one cup of coffee a day and then I try and stay away from caffeine as much as possible and after 5:30pm I don’t have any caffeine at all and stick to water, decaf tea or herbal tea. My favourite herbal teas are: Lemon & Ginger, Peppermint and Camomile – I always make a cup of this every night and have it in bed. 

4) Before I get changed into my pyjamas, brush my teeth,go to the toilet etc I like to do my exercises. These are the exercises that my physio gave me to do and some nice gentle yoga stretches. I find this a really nice way to relax the body and just loosen up before bed. I don’t bring my yoga mat upstairs purely because i don’t need it on the landing 😊

5) Once I’ve done my stretches I get changed into some nice cosy pyjamas, wash my face with my amazing Liz Earle cleanse and Polish with warm water, brush my teeth and then climb into bed 😊 this is when I’ll either write in my Bullet Journal, colour in an adult colouring book or on this occasion, paint my nails 😊 and whilst waiting for my nails to dry I just sip of my herbal tea of choice 😊

6) Once my nails have completely dried I then read my book of choice. At the moment I’m reading a book called “A cat called Alfie” it’s a lovely light hearted book and reminds me so much of my cat Arthur! (Any cat lovers out there, I’d recommend this!) I find that reading really helps me to relax in the evenings and during the day too if I want to read. I always make sure it’s a nice light hearted book and not a thriller or mind stimulating and I really do find that reading makes me sleepier, I always read one chapter a night (this book has fairly short chapters which I like! 

7) Once the chapter is finshed and I’ve had my tea (I never manage to drink a full cup lol) I put my iPad on low light setting, low volume and out a film on that helps me to fall asleep. I’m one of those people who can’t go to sleep in silence, I don’t know about any of you guys, but I find that if I try to sleep in silence then my mind wanders and I end up not being able to sleep. So having a nice relaxing film on helps me to drift off, it’s been the best way for me 😊

And that is my relaxing night routine to help with sleep. I try and do this every night unless I’m away or out for the evening, but I find it has really made a difference with my sleep pattern and I feel a bit more refreshed when I wake up in the morning. 

I normally fall asleep around 9pm and wake up at around 5:30am, sometimes I wish I could sleep for longer but I think this is my body clock at the moment which is fine cause I’m still getting 8.5 hours of un-disturbed sleep. 

I really hope you’ve found this post useful and I really hope I helps just one of you 😊 the main thing I think that has helped me is not using my phone or iPad after a certain time in the evening.

Thank you for reading  

Lots of Love

Hannah xx

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Time to TOTALLY relax! (At home Spa)

Hello everyone, how have you all been? As always leave me a comment down below and I’ll be sure to reply 🙂 I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend. 

So… I’d say over the last couple of days I’ve fallen down those mean and evil negative holes. Beating myself up, putting myself down, making myself feel guilty and that I need to try harder.. you know these nasties… 

“Surely you’re better now? It’s been 4 weeks” 

“Come in you’re only tired, others have it much worse and they have to go to work still” 

“When are you going back to work then? How long are you off for?”

“Maybe you need to push yourself through this and just try harder”

“People at work are getting annoyed with you now, it’s not fair on them”

“Just try harder and get better quickly, you need to both financially and physically, just do it”

Yep… Those thoughts.. let’s call them “little devils”. Even when writing them out for you all to read its like hearing them again… BUT NOT ANYMORE! 

I’m now trying to stop being so hard on myself and forcing myself to get better so quickly when all its been doing is I believe knocking me backwards slightly. Learning to relax more and just *chill* lol. 

Looking back at how far I’ve come and all the things I have achieved.. I may do a new Bullet Journal page about that so I can see in front of me all that I’ve achieved so far. 

I need to remember that I will get better with time and that time is a healer too.. not doing 20 step ups and 15 squats a day until I’m totally knackered (yes I was desperate to get better quickly and thought doing all these exercises every single day would help me get there)… 

So now I’m going to do more things for the Mind as well as the Body.. just looking after me, not thinking about others for a change! So that’s where we get onto the topic of creating an At Home Spa. 

My lovely mum and step dad came over to decorate the bathroom at the weekend and I’m just so happy with the result, it looks so much brighter and calmer in there now, so why not create an At Home Spa? 

Just a little disclaimer — everyone’s thoughts and ideas are different and these are just mine, I’m not saying you need to do it this way 🙂

Here was the before and after photos of the bathroom 🙂 

Before

After

I am beyond grateful for the work my mum and step dad put into the bathroom.. this room is where I like to relax my mine and body lol (I know that sounds a bit corny lol) but before the amazing transformation I’d never feel totally relaxed after a bath, no matter how many candles I lit etc.. however now.. is a totally different story! 

The Paint we used was Dulux Bathroom Apple White the ” Chatsworth tall boy” cabinet was from The Range UK the other things I already had.. and the candles are actually battery powered from Amazon.. overall I just think it’s amazing and I’m so happy with it 🙂

For me creating an “At Home Spa” is all about the environment and setting.. I like to have the main lights out and with candles (battery ones are fab). I also love bubbles and at the moment I use some of the radox bubble baths and I also use Epsom  Salts too which are super relaxing. 

I then like to have a little pamper session.. this usually involves washing my hair, face mask you know.. the works 😁😂

Once I’m out of the bath (literally had THE best bath tonight) and I’m feeling much more relaxed, I then like to have a little treat.. on this occasion it was a delicious Vegan chocolate made by my mum (yes she is just amazing lol) some fruit and a nice cold drink.. tonight orange squash with orange slices. 

Then I just relax, put on a nice film (tonight was Mrs Doubtfire – a classic favourite) and just relax whilst my hair roughly dries — I find that I need to rest after I’ve had a bath and regain some energy so relaxing with a nice snack is perfect. 

Sometimes I write in my Bullet Journal and I love creating and seeing inspiring pages on Pinterest.. I’m working on a page at the moment about “Things I need to do more often” so I can look at it and choose to do at least one thing a day 😊 

And I also love painting my nails so I chose a colour from my selection and do this too, I find it very therapeutic lol. 

(Tonight it was this gorgeous purple colour from Barry M)

To completely relax me before bed, I put my phone into airplane mode and out of the way at about 8:30pm and make myself this delicious drink that the lovely Jen from Tripping Through Treacle got me into called “Golden Milk” she had a pic of it on Instagram and I was very interested so decided to give it a go:-

Almond milk, ginger & cinnamon (I use 1/4tsp), turmeric (1/2tsp), sweetner of some kind and a light dusting of pepper (to help the turmeric absorb) 

Then it’s lights out and time to settle down into sleep – the Golden Milk really helps me to drift off to sleep, it’s so relaxing AND an anti-inflammatory super drink 😊

And this is how I totally relax.. and I need to keep the “relaxing” up… No more beating myself up, no more obsessively pushing myself… Nope… Now it’s actually taking care of “ME” time! 

I’m sorry this post has been long, I hope you’ve all enjoyed the read and I hope you all have a wonderful week. 

Lots of Love

Hannah xx

Adventures Whilst Going Through An MS Relapse

Hello everyone, how are you all doing? As always leave me a comment in the comments box below and I’ll be sure to reply 😊

So.. still going through this relapse… I think I’m going into week 3 now. I’m still remaining positive and a lot more calmer and less stressed out this time, which is much better for recovery. The worst symptom of this relapse is the fatigue.. it’s just horrid! I find I can do little bits and bobs around the house but the fatigue just hits me out of nowhere and have to just rest.

I have had thoughts going through my head (you know, those pesky negative ones) saying like “you need to be trying harder to do more” or “it’s not that bad you’re only tired!” When these thoughts crop up I have to try and fight them and tell them to go away – and remember that it’s not just “feeling tired” — I explained it well to a friend yesterday.. I feel like sometimes I have the flu and hungover at the same time 😂 

I managed to go out for a walk on Thursday just gone to Sainsburys down the road from us (about 5 mins walk) which was a fab achievement, when we got there George went around the shops getting things and I sat in the cafe and enjoyed a lovely orange juice while resting.. then we had a slow walk back. When I got home I felt good and proud, a bit tired so I just made sure I relaxed for an hour or two.

en Saturday just gone my lovely friend from work took me to our local garden centre for a little walk around and admired all the Christmas decorations (they were gorgeous and I bought 2 baubles) however, just walking around there for 10 mins was starting to tire me out, so we went to the cafe and had a lovely drink and sit down for about half an hour… The exhaustion was still creeping up on me and I knew it was time to leave soon. 

As we were leaving I could just feel myself getting worse and I knew I needed to just lie down and rest, my friend was amazing and drove me home and made sure I got to the front door okay 😊 then when I got in I went upstairs and had a lie down for a while before dinner.

Sunday (yesterday) I still felt a little rubbish so.. I changed it around.. I got the sofa bed out, made it all cosy, got my delicious green smoothie for breakfast and watched a lovely film on the Tele. 

My Aunt, Uncle and Grandmother also came to visit me, which was lovely.. when they got to me my Aunt said that they were going to take me back to the garden centre only this time they had spoken to someone and they said we could use one of their wheelchairs to help me get about more. 

This was good, sensible but I was terrified.. mainly about what others would think, especially having my grandmother walk beside me and me in the chair… As we approached the garden centre and my Aunt brought out the wheelchair I was feeling more and more anxious… But… I pushed through the anxiety and thought “sod it” “I AM going to have a lovely time” and I knew I shouldn’t care about what others thought.. so in the chair I got. 

I think my Aunt had more fun than me, she wanted to go fast and was having a great time.. so was I too.. we were able to go around all the other shops in the garden centre precinct (something I I wouldn’t have been able to walk to without becoming exhausted) we looked at clothes and shoes which were lovely. 

we then went into the garden centre and got some delicious lunch, I still felt good and the fatigue hadn’t hit me… I honestly felt good and was actually enjoying myself 😊
After lunch we went to the actual garden centre part (outside) and got some new flowers for my garden.. then a look around the Christmas Decor (I didn’t get anymore baubles) I got a lovely writing set though! 

By the time we got home I felt tired but I would say exhausted. I had a sit down and rest with my grandmother whilst my Aunt and Uncle sorted my garden out for me 😊 and because I had reserved energy I was able to make a delicious soup for mine and George’s dinner (Carrot & Sweet Potato Spiced Soup) and make cups of tea for everyone.. which was great. 

By the time everyone left I was feeling exhausted again, however I was much happier.. and I now think that having that wheelchair temporarily whilst going around the garden centre enabled me to spend longer there enjoying all the lovely things and didn’t take any energy away from me. 

Part of me felt that I was “too lazy” to be in the chair being pushed around.. but I just remembered back to Saturday, how walking around made me feel so much worse… And that having the chair made me actually feel better and have fun… So while I’m recovering if I do anything big like going out with family.. maybe having a wheelchair for those “just in case moments'” might be a good idea…?

I’d love to hear your thoughts.. sorry it’s been a long post lol. 

Sending you all lots of love and hugs

Hannah xx

Positivity, Recovery and Food

Hello everyone how are you all? I hope you’re having a good week. As always leave me a comment down below and we can have a good chat 🙂

Well if you haven’t seen my latest post I’m going through another MS Relapse. If you’d like to read that blog post entry and how it all came about then just click on the link here https://goo.gl/Tyg1AH

It’s almost been a week since having this relapse confirmed and I have felt very differently this time to last – emotionally I mean. I feel a lot more positive and determined to do whatever I can to help boost my recovery, the chronic fatigue is the worst of all my current symptoms but I don’t try to fight it, I just let it roll… If I want to have a sleep then guess what, I’ll have a sleep! (I actually had my first day time nap yesterday lol that felt good and yet slightly strange at the same time because I’ve never really slept during the day.  

No one knows how long the recovery of a relapse will take, I always say it will take as long as it does, however that does not mean that I’m not going to do everything in my power to help boost things a long and I’d like to share with you all what I’ve been doing over the last few days/week to keep my spirits up, my positive mindset thriving and my recovery boosting.  

(Imagine taken from an Instagram account surviving_multiplesclerosis)

This might sound funny to some people but I honestly feel that the food in which I’m fuelling my body is really having a positive effect on my mental health. When I think back to my 2nd relapse of this year in June I was very emotional, suffering from anxiety and severe stress – I feel a lot more relaxed with things in general. Obviously I have periods where anxiety creeps out but I feel so much stronger and in control of that now. 

Food 

Since changing my eating habits to a vegan/plant based lifestyle I’ve really felt a positive improvement. It’s unfortunate that a relapse has occurred and there have been a few times where I’ve doubted the vegan lifestyle wondering if that caused my relapse, however like my wonderful partner said ‘You can’t select one route for the cause of an MS relapse/flare up, no one yet knows how they’re caused’ which filled me with determination to continue and adamant to treat this relapse with delicious whole foods and fingers crossed my recovery speeds up.  

For breakfast at the moment I consume a delicious super green smoothie every morning. Since this relapse I have been having this every morning no matter what and the ingredients in which I use are:- 

1x medium banana 

2 handfuls spinach

1x Apple

1 handful mango (frozen)

1tbsp ginger (ground)

1tsp cinnamon

1tbsp coconut sugar

Water

Blend that up in my smoothie blender and apply to face.  

At around 10:30 ish I will have a snack… These can vary depending on the fatigue. Sometimes I’ll have half avocado on toast with tomato, or some Ryvitta crackers peanut butter and berries, some nuts or raw veggie sticks and hummus.  

Lunch – as you all know George and I Bach make these on a Sunday and Thursday so I’m very thankful that I don’t have to think about making those – If you’d like to see what I have in my sandwiches then check out my blog post about ‘Becoming Vegan’   https://goo.gl/JcxnUC 


Dinner has been challenging at the moment, mainly due to the chronic fatigue so I’ve been trying to keep is fairly simple and quick. The last could lead of nights I’ve made vegan Mac & Cheese (yes CHEESE!) haha… The recipe for the cheese sauce is:- 

1/5 cup of soaked cashew nuts (soak overnight or I sometimes use boiling water and leave for about ½ hour) 

2 jarred roasted red peppers

3 sun dried tomatoes

1 tbsp turmeric

2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast (this gives it the cheesy flavour) 

Honestly this is absolutely delicious and I love it!!  

I think the main thing I’ve been doing so far throughout this recovery is… REST and lots of it! Even sleeping during the day if my body wants to. I’ve basically been listening to my body for once and just doing whatever it wants to do – also watching ALL of the Harry Potter movies on repeat! The first one is definitely my favourite, it’s just so magical!  

We’ve got a sofa bed at home and I can honestly say that it’s been an absolutely godsend. It’s allowed me to come downstairs during the day because let’s face it when I’m in bed (upstairs) I generally feel worse! But when I’m downstairs on the sofa bed I’m able to sleep when I need to but also get up and move about too 🙂

I’ve had some lovely comments on my previous post so I wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has written to me, I love all of your comments 🙂

Love to you all

Hannah xx

Back at Work – Week 8

Hello everyone how are you all doing? I hope you’ve all had a good week and looking forward to a lovely relaxing weekend? 

Well week 8!! These weeks seem to be flying by.. I don’t know if I should now call them by a different title? Because technically I’m ‘Back at work’… Let me know if you have any ideas of what I can call this little edition to my blog 🙂

This week has definitely been slightly easier than last, of course there have been some hiccups and I have felt stressed out or just over whelmed with exhaustion, however I managed to talk about it and voice how I felt to the right people… Talking about how you’re feeling even if nothing’s doing about it can stil make YOU feel so much better and much more at ease with the situation… I won’t go into mine in too much detail.  

Even on 5.5 hours a week I’m still able to complete my morning meditation and yoga – I make sure I do this every morning, last week I went through a negative moment and decided to turn that around (with the help from family) and I wrote on my mirror ‘I can do this…I WILL do this’ and I’m able to look at the positive affirmation every morning.  

I’m still finding 5.5 hours a day 5 days a week tiring, especially if I’ve had a busy day at work and the bus is jam packed full of children.. However on the days where I’ve not felt well and just needed to get home, I treated myself to a taxi home.. Or I try and look at it like this… I’m working 2.5 hours then get a half hour break and then working 3 hours then home time.. That is definitely helping me cope with it. I also still feel at the moment that I don’t want to increase my hours any further.. I’m finding these are manageable for now I shall continue them until I feel ready to increase. I do sometimes feel a very slight pressure to go back to work full time, I just feel that I can’t do that at the moment and I want to be able to balance and manage work life, home life and living with a chronic illness… However when I have these thoughts I try and shut them off because I know that this is the negativity creeping back out and I need to stop thinking like that and just remain as I am and remember that I’m doing really well!  

I’ve also recently changed my diet to a Vegan/Plant based diet.. I’ve been back and fourth with this, I used to be a vegetarian and I had considered the Vegan diet, however at the time I wasn’t ready to transition. Recently I have been watching videos from a YouTuber called Healthy Crazy Cool – he’s food just inspired me and looked so delicious, he’s also a registered Nutritionist and gives some great advice and it’s just very honesty. I also watched the Documentary called ‘What The Health’ on NetFlix and this is just mind blowing… The different foods we’re eating that are actually harmful???!!! Definitely worth a watch if you’re interested – I’m going to start another blog thread and perhaps call it “What I Eat on a Vegan Lifestyle” what do you all think?  

I Also had my first Neuro- Physio appointment on Thursday.. it was very good, mainly just the assessment so they can understand how they can help me.. she knew instantly that it was my left side that was affected by this relapse which I thought was very good.. I’ve been set a little exercise to do until I see her next and that’s to concentrate on my walking.. just making sure my leg doesn’t turn outwards, so far it’s going okay 😊

I also had a lovely time with my dad 😊 we popped into town in the morning to have a look around and I got a fab new coat (one of those ones that looks like a sleeping bag and that’s REALLY light weight), a beautiful scarf and some new PJ’s.. we also had a cheeky McDonalds and went to see my sister (yes I had Vegan McDonald’s!!) All in all it was a wonderful day! 

So today is Sunday and it’s my cleaning day, I like to clean the house properly on a Sunday so that I don’t need to do much throughout the week (I like things to be clean and tidy but doing it every day is a no no lol) Will be meal Prepping later ready for the week too.  

I’m also setting up a new Instagram account @an_ordinary_girl_with_ms where I’ll be posting pics of Self-Care ideas, food, and general things that help me cope with MS and make me happy 😊 I’ve only just set it up but feel free to follow me 😊

Let me know how your week has been, leave me a comment as always and I will reply.. Would any of you be interested in my new thread?  

As always I hope you’re all okay and sending you lots of love 

Hannah xx 

Going Back To Work Week 7

Hello everyone, how are you all? I hope you’ve had a good week and you know the score leave me a comment down below and we can connect about our week.  

So this has been the BIG jump from 3 hours a day at work up to 5 hours a day at work (I’m actually doing 5 and half hours and having half an hour break midway through.  

How have I been finding it?! Hard, I’m not going to lie and say that it’s been a breeze or a walk in the park.. I’ve definitely struggled this week adjusting to new things, I’ve also had to cancel a few plans that I’ve had in order to regain some energy – fatigue sucks!! Today (Friday) I’ve definitely felt my worst and I even had a mini melt down with my assistant manager today (I feel embarrassed now but it is what it is) however since getting home and relaxing for a bit I’m feeling a little bit better, I think fatigue is one of those symptoms that we just have to deal with and kind of work through..  

Do any of you have any tips or advice for when you’re feeling really fatigued to help yourself?  

I’m going to have a lovely relaxing bath tonight and try to relax as much as possible – one thing though.. I haven’t given up my yoga!! I did feel at one point maybe iI should stop yoga and concentrate on having energy at work, but that’s exactly what happened before – I stopped doing things that I actually loved doing then wound up in the position I was… So I shall continue my yoga in the mornings and I’m not going to let this get to me (although sometimes we just need to have moments where we just feel like shit and just want to stop or slow down – that’s just life) 

Also what I have to remember is – I’ve got through the first week!! I’ve DONE it! I haven’t gone home any earlier because I haven’t been well, I’ve been and done my hours albeit it as tough I’m still super proud of what I’ve achieved.  

Tomorrow (Saturday) I’ve got my Aunt and Uncle coming to collect my uncles glasses and then later on we are going to go out for dinner, I’ve cancelled all of my other plans for this week and this is something that I don’t want to cancel… I want to go out and have a nice time, I feel a bit anxious about it because I worry in case I don’t feel great or if I’m yawning or just too tired.. But I WILL DO it! I’ll just take my time, take things slowly and relax.  

So yeah, tonight I’m currently relaxing on the sofa in my super cozy legging type bottoms (seriously I could wear these 24/7) watching ‘We’re The Millers’ having a nice cup of ginger tea.  

I’m also trying to change my diet slowly to a plant based diet – just trailing it and taking things slowly – I watched a documentary called ‘What The Health’ and it was so fascinating and informative and I had absolutely no idea that some of the things we put in our mouths is actually bad/possibly dangerous for us! What do you all think?  

Anyway, I’m going to go now  I shall be writing my Monthly Favourites blog post on Sunday about all the things that I’ve been loving throughout September so look out for that if you’re interested.  

As always sending you lots of love 

Hannah xx 

Going Back To Work Week 5

Hello everyone how’s your week going? Leave me a comment below and let me know how your week is going  
I can’t believe it’s week 5 already!! This time has just gone so quickly! Next Thursday I’ll be seeing my doctor and possibly increasing my hours.. Big big stuff, however I know that I need to still take things slowly so I’ll decide how I feel on the day.  

Right, this week has been big guys!! A lot of things have happened in my little life… Firstly this week has been my first week with using only one crutch to get about to and from work…YAY!! The feeling in my foot is still numb and I can’t feel my toes, but I’m just so happy that I don’t have to use both crutches . Secondly I went to the cinema this week… Yes… I went to the cinema! It’s been a while since I’d done something fun like that because my stupid anxiety would stop me, however I turned that anxiety away and told myself that I could go and have a lovely time – we went to see the remake of IT from the Stephen King novel and also tonight (Saturday night) I’m going to my first party in a loooooong time!! It’s a fancy dress party for a colleagues 50th me and another colleague are going as Pink Ladies from the movie Grease! I’m actually really looking forward to this and when I look back to a couple of months ago I would never have done anything like this!  

I was off yesterday (Friday) so relaxed for majority of the day, on Wednesday night I gave myself and my body a real pamper night (I may write another blog post about that if anyone is interested?) because I have rested and relaxed I feel a little more energised to go to this party.  

I also want to mention something I’ve been taking as a vitamin that I’ve found has really helped me and that’s Magnesium (everyone probably knows about it but I’m new lol) George’s father told me about it a few weeks ago because he’s been taking it and said it’s been helping with fatigue etc.. Since then I’ve been taking it for about 1 and half weeks and already feeling the difference.. I definitely feel like I have a little more energy, however I DO NOT over do it, I just appreciate what I have some sometimes I use it and other time I savour it   

Work has been good this week, busy but good. I even changed my day off this week because we were short staffed, I felt like I could help them out more seen as at the moment I’m working reduced hours but I won’t be able to help out when I go back to full time because having a Thursday off allows me to rest before finishing the week off.  

My colleagues are amazing as usual, I’ve even been invited to a meal out at the end of the month with them all, which I’m going to go to (let’s live on the wild side), since meditating and doing yoga I feel I’ve been able to manage my physical and emotional health a lot better – of course there are times where I get stressed and anxious in particular but I feel I’m able to bring them back and return my mental state to the present a lot easier.  

I’m going to be seeing my GP next Thursday to discuss my hours and possibly increasing them.. I think what we will do because I’m feeling good on three hours a day we will keep it at that for 2 more weeks and then increase my hours to 4 hours a day.. My Aunt gave me some great advice and told me that when I’m feeling good about working certain hours, stick to those for 2 more weeks and then increase them. Last time I felt like this and I just bolted up and up and then… Went back down again, so this time we all need to be sensible.. Me in particular lol! 

I just wanted to add, it’s Saturday night 10pm and I’ve just come home from my first party in I don’t know how long! Saturday nights have usually consisted of watching a couple of episodes of a TV programme and then going to bed at 9pm due to exhaustion. Tonight I was able to go out to my colleagues fancy dress party… No Anxiety.. and my MS was good too! I even managed to have a little dance (not proper dancing) with my crutch to The Spice Girls! (A zig a zig ahhh!) It was amazing and I loved every minute of it! Yes I’m knackered now and I know tomorrow and this coming week I will need rest.. but do you know what.. it was so damn worth it! Pics are below 😊😊 

How has your week been? Leave me a comment below and we will be able to interact. Also let me know what you think to my outfit hehe  

Take Care and Love to you always

Hannah xx