Chronic Voice Llinkups

A mindful soothing cuppa

I really enjoyed doing the April linkup it’s a good time to reflect on my thoughts for the month, unlike last month I did my post towards the end of the month. This month I reflect more on hope for the future but also finding bliss in the moment. 

Foreseeing

In the last few days, I’ve been dreaming and foreseeing a brighter and exciting future. Currently, the future looks promising, I foresee the start of my teaching program in September and foreseeing the confidence and skills that I will train for in a subject I’m passionate about.I remind myself to be patient along the way, as ever this isnt a straight road. I do forsee challenges , bad days and worries about being away for some of my training. Though this year all my training will be from home and im grateful for the access that is available. For now , I’m always looking to the future with new exciting opportunities ahead, that I often forget to be in the moment. So through this month, I’m going to try and foresee a slower pace.

A qoute that really resenates, says ‘wildflowers are a gift from mother nature , they show us that life doesnt always have to grow according to plan to still be beautiful’. This feels even more promanent to living with chronic illness as often plans / goals are thrown into disaray. So this month I want to be the wildflower and still feel beautifully enough about life.

Soothing

For me, there is nothing more soothing than herbal tea, I love the warmth of ginger or the calming, soothing effect of chamomile before bedtime. A quote I came across recently said ‘serni-tea is the absence of stress while drinking tea’, Tea keeps me refreshed and renewed throughout the day, it’s a natural stress reliever and it’s so so soothing to the mind, body, and soul. Me and my boyfriend recently started a nightly tea routine over video chat, we both make a warming cup of chamomile and enjoy a quite moment together. Usually while my rabbit bilbo runs around me because he wants his food!

Try a mindful hot drink routine at night

Try a mindful hot drink night routine, by tuning into all the senses. Watch the kettle boil, listen to the sounds and as you pour the hot water pay attention to the changing colour. Take in the delicate and soft smells. Feel the heat from the cup,warm you, the smells drifting into the air. As you feel your body relax into this moment.Take the first sip from the cup, taste the flavours coming through and enjoy a moment of bliss.

Accessing

Something that I worry myself about is work, when I have bad days and everything seems impossible, it  feels like any career I aim for will be overwhelming on my mind and body. With the country having to make amendments for workers,being more accessible and flexible for people working from home, I can not help wonder why it is so difficult to make work accessible to all those with chronic health problems and be more flexible. As times change I hope for the future to be further accessible for all of us to explore our dreams of careers and find a way to feel equal and secure in our work endevoures. 

2 Comments

  • Rhiann

    Hello Sarah, this is this time visiting your blog, so definitely wanted to leave a message to welcome you, and glad to have found your blog. It’s great that you have joined the link-up party, it is a great way to discover new blogs and meet others living with chronic illness. I must admit that I am not a huge tea lover, but they certainly do sound like they offer some fantastic benefits. I love ginger, and with nausea that I often experience, I may have to try some to see if it helps with this particular symptom. Thanks for sharing and will look forward to reading more posts from you in the future.

    • Sarah

      Hi Rhiann, it’s lovely to meet you, thanks for visiting my blog, it’s always lovely to hear from other people with illness, I wasn’t too sure where to start so I really like the linkup party. I Luv my tea, but what I like about this practice is you can do it with any hot drink! IM a bit ginger obsessed. Do let me know how you get on? I look forward to reading some of your posts to. Stay safe x

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