It’s early morning and the boys are still fast asleep. All is quiet except my mind which is noisier than ever! I sit and drink my lemon water and think about the myriad of things I have to do today. I can feel overwhelm sidle up to me and creep in, followed by fatigue. Then I start to feel how the pain seeps into my thighs and calf’s and ankles. My fingers and toes hurt, my legs are stiff and I haven’t even started the day yet. What a way to start a new fresh day!Continue reading “What is Mindfulness?”
This post has absolutely nothing to do with fibro, but I really wanted to include it as it really moved me.
Vegetable and Red Lentil Soup
This is such a versatile soup, you can use practically any veg you like, or have left over, to create a very yummy meal, for half the cost you would buy it for.
The recipe below, will serve 3.
Ease Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms with the Anchoring Technique
My Experience of Anchoring
To say I was sceptical when I first came across this technique is an understatement! My critical mind screamed out, ‘This will never work.’ I was asked to give my critical mind a break and suspend it just for a while. After all, if it had worked for so many, why was I so sure that it wouldn’t work for me? So, I sent my critical mind packing, just for a short time, to allow myself to see what affect Anchoring could have.
Focus On Your Mind-Body Connection.
It is a common belief that the onset of fibromyalgia is due to a combination of conditions, physical or mental trauma being part of those conditions. The way in which we treat our body, for example, exercise, rest, nutrition, is not the only consideration when working to alleviate fibro symptoms. How we treat our minds, what we say to ourselves, how we deal with anxiety, stress and worry is extremely important in the healing process.
I was introduced to drinking lemon water by my mindfulness coach a couple of years ago, when I was struggling to stop drinking tea and coffee. Ever since I have drunk it religiously. I was advised to drink it warm rather than hot or cold, first thing in the morning, for the best detox affects. And without going into too much detail, I did find myself in the toilet more often after drinking warm lemon water.
Thank God it’s Friday! It’s been one of those mornings. You know the ones where one mum is just not enough and I need at least another 5 mum’s to help…
Do you realise how much of an impact your self-dialogue and the words you use in every day conversations have on your symptoms?
There are a few great reasons to plan your weekly meals:
- You can ensure you are getting plenty of vitamins and minerals in your meals.
- Takes the confusion out of dinner time, (how many times have I wandered around in the kitchen wondering what to cook.)
- Save on the amount of money you spend each week on shopping.