I have mentioned just recently on social media how I am struggling with my changing body in this pregnancy and I was overwhelmed by the lovely, kind responses I had from people. I was so grateful for these and it did make me smile and feel loved . It did not, however change how I feel about my body. Now that is not a criticism to all the lovely people who commented this is just a subject I feel I need to talk about and share.
I know it is boring to hear but it’s true – yes, I am still in recovery.
I still struggle a lot and have bad days and just recently I have struggled more than I have done for some time. I had more than the odd bad day and I felt that numbness and black cloud fully descended onto me.
Self care is something that is everywhere at the moment, and rightly so! I am always talking or writing about it. I read regular posts and articles about it The Blurt Foundation are an excellent example of self care advocates. I am always checking in with friends that they are making time for it in their lives and I do try to incorporate into mine too.
So why? Whats the big deal all of a sudden?
Quite a controversial title to this post but so true. Not every woman does enjoy their pregnancy but it is completely OK.
This may seem like it’s going to be a post full of ranting and moaning but it’s not. It’s about me being honest and open about how me and some other pregnant woman out there honestly feel about their pregnancy experience.
Saturday 21st October I attended the Baby Show 2017 at The London Olypmia. I have never been to a Baby Show before, I have always wanted to, especially when H was born but just never got round to going.
My husband, H and I drove to the London Olympia and I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to find and navigate. It was really well organised with plenty of signs and people to help. Perfect for all of those baby brains!
I have mentioned before about how I feel like my mental health issues are my Angel and my Demon. They sit there, one on each shoulder with me all the time.
When I first found out that I was having my 2nd baby I was absolutely over the moon. I was, as was my husband. Just so excited about adding to our family. When I then found out I was having another boy, guess what, I was still over the moon and so excited!
Why wouldn’t I be?
It’s still hard to admit I’m struggling.
I have never found it easy (or possible at all) to ask for help. To say “I’m stuck.” or “I’m struggling”.
It doesn’t matter what it was regarding, work, housework, mental or physical health. I just believe I should be able to do these things. I should be able to get on with these things in my life the way that everyone else does. Not bothering people or being a burden.
4 of my favourite self help and development books
I read a lot. I always have. I love reading a whole host of different books too, from Harry Potter to Shakespeare to self help and development books.
I have been a fan of the self help book category for a number of years. The feel good books that build you up with positivity and give you reasons for living when days might become dark or you might just be feeling a little lost.
Wow, so here I am! My 1st anniversary and World Mental Health day 2017.
A year ago today I would never have dreamed my blog would be as successful as it has been. I have been lucky enough to write for some fantastic charities including Mind, Time to Change and Beat, and have had my work published on several big sites online, I am 1 in 4,The mighty and Huffington Post included.
I have also been lucky enough to work with several brands that are just fantastic – Lumie, Mum’s back and CuddleBug to name a few. My work is being shared more and more every single day and the opportinites are getting bigger and better.