Stay strong. Take help from books.
Thanks pandas. Thanks for words and hugs of wisdom
You are strong and kind woman.you can proud of yourself. Will power to you, dear Mandy!❤
Thanks pandas. Thanks for your kind words Ann L
.....so I can see how what I'm passing on to them. Want to research autism and this again but making time will be difficult. Tempted to enrol my diagnosed daughter in this partly to help but mostly to empower her.
.....on another note thinking how I can help my son feel less anxious. Considering how we are using home and work spaces and what's in my power to change. Frustrated at lack of empathy and miscommunications from his school.
Wow!! I'm almost unable to run for a bus, you're a hero for me!
That's amazing. You inspire me to take up my running again
Thanks panda pals
Happy for you. That takes time, commitment, and the discipline to carve out time for it. Not there yet, building up to that.
I love your focus and commitment to your well being. Makes me happy and inspires me. You've got your hands full; it's a heavy load, too. But you keep your head up even when you're spent.
Thanks love! Thanks pandas
When people just tell you 'It's OK' and you don't feel that way, it can lead to feeling invalidated. Make sure then, in those situations that you self-validate. 'I am feeling X and that is OK/it is normal to feel that way in this situation.'.
Give yourself permission to experience each emotion fully, even the painful ones. To process and move through emotions, we must first accept them, non-judgementally, allow ourselves to feel them without berrating ourselves, trying to repress those
emotions or just wish we weren't going through that experience. But especially remember: don't forget to validate yourself and YOUR emotional experience. It is not anyone else's experience to say how you are feeling or how you SHOULD be feeling.
Be kind to yourself today. x
Thanks KT. Good to read your words.
Yes! I love to celebrate. Helps us maintain our motivation.
....think of more ways to weave self care into my day. Need to look after me to look after them. Feel like I'm battling my own mental health demons and really dark thoughts.
....sorted out inbox, tried on new clothes for me..... feeling achieved which is sometimes hard to do on an exercise rest day.
Rested from exercise, but no rest from parenting. :)
Not today Love! - tomorrow all being well I get to run before breakfast and that's MY time 😉