Category Archives for "My Chronic Life"

Tiny Task Tuesday – Celebrating All I’ve Achieved In May 2021

a woman holding a laundry basket overflowing with clean laundry

We're one month into the Tiny Task challenge, so today I'm celebrating all that I've achieved this month. If you're not familiar with Tiny Task Tuesday, it's all about training ourselves to pace, break activities down into smaller tasks and create sanctuary at home, one tiny task at a time. You can read more about how it all began over here. I hope you will join me whenever possible, if you do, use the hashtag #TinyTaskTuesday so I can find your post online and celebrate your ta-da too!

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Tiny Task Tuesday – Creating Sanctuary At Home

A sofa with comfy cushions and a vase of dried flowers on a copper table. Title reads: Tiny task Tuesday, Creating sanctuary at home, one tiny task at a time

If you're anything like me, living with a chronic illness means that you're super low on energy on a daily basis and the chores at home just keep piling up. After months of looking at an untidy bedroom since moving the furniture around some time last year, I've decided it's time to tackle the clutter and turn my room, and house, into the sanctuary it should be: tidy, organised, functional and not to mention beautiful and easy to maintain. How could I possibly do that without depleting my very low energy supplies? By tackling just one tiny task at a time and resting well between them. Will you join me?

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Crops In Pots, Indoor Gardening While Housebound

3 pots with seedling vegetables growing in them. Title reads Growing crops in pots, follow my gardening adventure growing vegetables indoors

​This month my sister and I are taking on a new project: crops in pots! I have always been interested in gardening and have always had a dream of being self-sufficient, living off the land, ​so now we are going to have a go at growing some edibles in pots at home! 

In this series, I will be documenting our progress and sharing any information or tips I discover. I hope you will find this helpful or interesting. Gardening indoors while severely ill, ​I'm excited to see how it turns out, and you?

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Getting Organised For The Year Ahead – Personal Update, Jan 2020

A photo of a bookshelf with books and greeting cards. Title reads: Getting organised for the year ahead.

​I am so excited for the year that lies ahead; something about new beginnings just really ​makes me happy. For me, 2019 was quite a difficult year health wise. It started off really well and then I think I overdid things in May with my very ambitious ME awareness campaigns and it totally wiped me out for the rest of the year. So I will try hard not to make the same mistake again this year.

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Supplements To Manage Chronic Fatigue And Pain

Pills lying on a table top. Title reads: Supplements to manage chronic fatigue and pain. Find out which supplements have helped me the most

I am often asked about the benefits of using supplements for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. People usually want to know which supplements I use for chronic pain or fatigue so they can have a better idea about where to start with their own supplement regime. Unfortunately, like everything else about this illness, we all respond differently, so what helps me might not help you the same way. 

Herein lies the beauty of sharing our experiences though - some of the things that are helping me the most are the things I was most sceptical about despite being recommended by others who had claimed success using them. This has taught me that even if I am sceptical, it is always worth trying something for a while if it might improve my quality of life. I hope this post will do that for you too.

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