Hello to my new followers, whether it be on this blog, Twitter or Instagram I want to thank you for wanting to read about my life and my journey into adulthood!
There’s lots on here:
- Mental health
So I hope this blog and my social media can help you in many ways
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Tips are my own and may not work for everyone – consult your doctor before making any major changes to diet or medications. Organise your medication for the week – I’m ashamed to say my mother does this for me. It’ll be easier especially during brain fog where you don’t have to think of what tablet to take. Say there’s a TV show you want to watch at 9pm but it’s too late for you? Well take an hour and half nap in the early afternoon because you’ll be refreshed but by the time 9pm rolls around you’ll be tired enough to sleep through the night later on. Don’t beat yourself up about flare days or having to cancel on friends – they should love you enough to understand, you already feel guilty and you don’t need added pressure on top. Make the most of good days even if it’s just a walk outside If you’re like me and whilst your body hurts but your mind is racing, let audiobooks/colouring become your best friend or treat yourself to a Netflix subscription. Natural sunlight is the best medication – typically the more vitamin D I have the more improved my ME is. Understand what’s a flare and what’s not – a diary is helpful thing to have especially when visiting the doctors. Flick the bird when someone says ‘Your illness isn’t real.’ You live it, they don’t. Keep hydrated Regular toilet visits help especially with all the meds. Anti depressants help – an invisible illness is hard to deal with Don’t get your hopes up about trials and new research. Connect with the chronic illness community on social media – you are not alone!
Use Grammarly – best writing tool ever!
Use Pinterest for inspiration
Get a thesaurus
Write for 10 minutes each day
Always do your rough drafts in pen – ink flowing = ideas
Turn of your internet
Go through your projects and if any are unfinished – finish with them. For example, I realised I have three numbers on the go before I can start my autobiography so that’s what I’m concentrating on at the moment.
This is from my Bringing back a bygone Era to the 21st-century collection on ShopLook .
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Yes we all know that Marylin Monroe was the OG sex symbol but Audrey did so much more in her lifetime:
She was part of the Dutch resistance in World War II
Trained as a ballerina
She spoke four languages; German, French, Dutch and English.
Spoke up about the stigma of miscarriage
Champion of UNICEF
Raised money for Cerebral Palsy charities
Well advertised in politics
Style inspiration for Gucci.