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🏁 ‘Slow’ is better than ‘No’! 🏁

When you’re living with chronic health issues, regardless of whether they are physical, mental, or both, have you noticed how much pressure that you put on yourself to make as much progress as you possibly can? Like more progress will somehow ‘fix’ everything and make everything better? Like the more progress you make demonstrates how much you want to get better? Like if you’re not making enough progress then you’re somehow not making enough effort to get better or that it means that you’re somehow failing in your journey? It’s something that I have started recognising in myself, and I have started to realised that the more I push myself to make as much progress as possible, the worse I actually end up making things. And I’m sure that I am not the only person who does this to themselves. How many times have you pushed yourself so hard to make as much progress as possible but all you actually end up doing is causing yourself more stress, more pain, and more setback than progress? It’s so easy to loss track of the small victories, and we don’t realise that making SLOW progress is actually better than making NO progress at all, or, even worse, setting yourself further back than you already were. I know it’s not easy, in fact I don’t think that I have come anywhere close to achieving this revolution but it’s time that we start going a bit easier on ourselves and realising that it’s important that we recognise that the ‘small’ wins, the littlest progress, IS enough, and sometimes even more than enough!
#MightyMinute #52SmallThings #CheerMeOn #CheerEachOtherOn #MightyTogether #MentalHealth #ChronicDepression #Depression #Anxiety #Disability #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #FND #JointHypermobilitySyndrome #JHS #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Grief #ChronicFatigue #SpoonieProblems #Treatyourself #EnjoyTheLittleThings #CelebrateTheSmallWins #PersonalRevelations #MiniVictories

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Have a 🐝 beautiful day ☀️ #Support #EnjoyTheLittleThings #dirtherapy #youareloved

Some days getting out of bed can be so hard. I try to find healing ❤️‍🩹 in my gardens. As I was having my coffee ☕️ I saw this bee 🐝 in my flowers 🌸 I’ve began to call my gardens dirt therapy on my #SmilingDepression days and when #AnxietySymptoms are trying to control me.

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The Short Answer! 😂

I think I’ve found the answer I’m going to give the next time someone asks me “What’s wrong with you?” This answer is so much shorter, and easier to understand, than trying to explain what FND (Function Neurological Disorder) actually is, especially since so few people have actually heard of it. What’s that saying? “If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.”? Well, I have had my fair share of crying, now it’s time to laugh again! 😂💝
#FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #FND #fndaware #fndhope #fndhopeuk #LetsTalkFND #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MightyTogether #CheerMeOn #MakeMeLaugh #EnjoyTheLittleThings #LetsLaughTogether #ShareTheLaughter

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My Personal Reminder!

A while back, I recognised that I was starting to slip back into the same dark place that I had needed the help of a Psychologist to get out of in the past. The thought that I could end up “back a square one” (as the saying goes) scared me because I didn’t want to ever end up in that dark place again, not if I could help it. I started to realise that the feelings that I was experiencing were similar to the feelings of grief I had when my mum passed away. That’s when I realised that I was grieving, but this time it wasn’t because of death - I was grieving for my “old” self, the one who could do all those things that I still wanted to do but no longer could. That’s when I decided I needed to do something, so I took a photo of my “old” self, laughing, doing something fun, being happy, and I added “STAY STRONG I’LL BE BACK!!” Then I made this updated photo the lock-screen on my phone so that every time I picked my phone up I saw that reminder, from myself, to myself, that things won’t always be difficult and that I could be happy again. Some days I kept picking up my phone just to see that reminder and slowly it started to help me - I no longer feel myself slipping into that dark place again, if anything, I actually feel like I am slowly climbing back out of the darkest. I might not have made it to where I want to be yet but I’m not where I was before and that’s good enough for me.
#CheckInWithMe #MightyMinute #52SmallThings #CheerMeOn #MightyTogether #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #Stress #Disability #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #FND #FNDAwareness #fndwarrior #JointHypermobilitySyndrome #JHS #JHSAwareness #JHSWarrior #ChronicIllness #chronicillnessawareness #chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #chronicpainawareness #Chronicpainwarrior #creativity #EnjoyTheLittleThings

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Trid my bes 📱📷

So desprat to get up clos n sea insid hop u can sea de beaty ob de lins on de petls .
Fink it jus so bueatiful love 🌷🌷my fabrite


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My son had Senior pictures this past Saturday at a local park. This picture doesn’t do the tree justice! It was so bright, it, looked like it was made of gold. It was absolutely beautiful. It’s the little things. #EnjoyTheLittleThings #Beauty #Autumn #Spendingtimewithfamily #HighScholSenior2021 #Makethebestofwhatlifegivesyou

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Good Morning #baking #CheckInWithMe #DistractMe

Good Morning Mighty family friends
How are you all today
Because its blooming freezing cold this morning here in the UK
Brrrrrrrrrrrr 🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶
My hands are like blocks of icy

So the shops still had no flour at the weekend and YOU know how much I like my distraction of baking. So my lovely neighbour gave me a bag of her plain normal flour. Yes she popped it on my decking .

So today I'm going to try my hand at making her some cheese scones. If and I say IF they work I'll post a pic later ❤👀😂
An old friend posted me a recipe for scones at the weekend. She bakes and decorates cakes for a living. We stay in contact via fb.
So watch this space

Much love Tj
❤😘🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞⚘🌺🌷🦋🦄 #Love #Hope #Bekind #checkonyourneighbours #RareDiseases #PsoriaticArthritis #SphincterOfOddiDysfunction #TrigeminalNeuralgia #stayathome #Homebaking #Anxiety #PanicAttacks #DepressionAndMentalHealth #WinnieThePooh #EnjoyTheLittleThings #Selflove #Zebras #AutoimmuneDisease

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Story Time #MentalHealth #ActsOfKindness

alright. so, i myself was having a pretty rough mental health day the other day, after a pretty wicked week physically. i did what i was supposed to & reached out to someone. unfortunately, they were going through some stuff of their own & i somehow came out of the conversation worse off then when i opened up. after being depressed all day, stuck in the house & then torn down a bit more, i felt at a loss. i went on a walk, as fresh air always seems to help but i just started crying again. i was feeling really alone. and i decided that i was going to commit suicide. im not religious but i am spiritual, as i walked under the full moon, crying, i looked up & just asked whoever / whatever is watching over me, if there is anybody / anything, to just have a physical person, i didn’t even care if it was a stranger, show some type of kindness. because you know, i really didn’t want to die, but i just wanted to stop feeling so alone. i get home & the first thing i see on my facebook newsfeed is the shirt posted above, in a group where people post random things they find at thrift stores. now this post made me happy, as cartoons from my childhood make me happy. they remind me of less worries. so much in fact that i have a sleeve of cartoons, i had wanted krum (above) from ahhh real monsters as my first choice, but he was too close to my skin color, so i went with ickis. so i started scrolling through the comments to see if anybody else got as much joy out of seeing this shirt as i did, one of the first comments i saw was a lady saying she had one as well, that she was willing to let go of cause she never wore it. i messaged her, figuring it’d be buried in the loads of other messages she’d received. but turns out, i was the first one who messaged her. im extremely tight on money right now, so i still didn’t think it was plausible. but she offered to ship this, along with a Nickelodeon box & a few other ‘surprises’, all for the price of shipping (12$). this person & I had never had any interaction before. it wasn’t a group for any type of illness. she knew nothing about me. or my current state of mind. but i took her as the sign that i wasn’t supposed to give up. she was my person. & now im patiently (or not so patiently 🥴) waiting for the box to arrive & i feel like a kid waiting for christmas morning. the moral of telling this story is, you never know what little act of kindness you do, would have such a deep impact on a complete stranger, BE KIND. & appreciate the little things in life. 💕 #dontgiveup #Kindness #EnjoyTheLittleThings #SuicidalThoughts #Depression #Anxiety