Picked up some modelling clay today to flesh out some concept forms🏺
In the coming week I plan to to hold a co-creation session with some members of the Waterford Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Support Group, in order to gather some creative insights on how they believe my concept should work🕵🏼♂️
As an administrative professional, you’ll encounter all kinds of situations. Work will flow naturally, with ups and downs. The key throughout is to remember not to take things too personally.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our role as an assistant is to support our executive. Most of us like to take pride in our role, we want to feel like we’re doing a good job, making our executive’s life as easy as possible. We may not look for praise directly, but when we’ve supported our executive and given them what they are looking, that’s where we get our gratification.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There are some things it’s hard not to take personally. When someone’s short with you or makes an unpleasant comment, it’s easy to have an instant reaction. If your executive is having a bad day or has just come back from a difficult meeting, they generally come back and talk with you. By default, you’ll more than likely be the one that receives the repercussions from that meeting or event. (read the rest of the article at www.aimeereese.com) #lifebalance#lifecoach#motivation#workbalance#happiness#healing#holistichealth#powertochoose#livinglife#goalsetting#positive#healthy#entrepreneur#bossbabe#goalachiever#fibromyalgia#adminprofessional#executiveassistant#administrativeassistant
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I’d be delighted to take a shower every morning. The bars I hang around with in my shower are so boring.....
Fibro and pots aren’t a sign of laziness or weakness; when I can, I workout. I move. And when I can’t? I don’t - because pushing myself for external approval when it kills me for 5 days just isn’t worth it. Stop judging people - we are all doing the best we can in each moment. ❤️ #fibromyalgia#fibrowarrior#fibrowarriors#pots # #potsiestrong
This beautiful lady is my cousin Lucy. She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia last year after suffering for most of her early teens and early twenties with chronic pain and fatigue...she battled through to complete a degree and masters and had a career with great prospects until her illness forced her to check out of everything and rebuild her mind and body...imagine this at 23 😢 she is doing amazing despite the daily challenges she faces never knowing if she will be Lucy in photo 1 or 2...one of her new hobbies is running and this warrior is running a Race for Life 10k @crukraceforlife in my honour. How bloody lovely is that! So my friends I would love it if you could sponsor her so we could all thank cancer research @cr_uk for saving my life and to Lucy for running in order to help save many more lives in the future. Link below!
Month 8. 8 months of walking with crutches. 8 months of being in CONSTANT pain every second of the day to the point I've forgotten what a pain free day feels like. 8 months of being confused, stressed, angry, lost and so many other emotions wrapped up in one. But it has also been 8 months of constant LOVE, prayers, support and help from family and friends. Many visits from friends and family that make my day and night, for those who spend. A fully paid trip to help me unwind from the norm. Free rides around Nairobi for change of scenery. Gifts and food to put a smile on my face. SO MUCH from all of you and I'm grateful. I'm genuinely scared about the future but I know I'm not alone. 💜💜💜
Because of being misdiagnosed for 38 years, I pushed my body far past the limits a person with EDS or any chronic illness ever should’ve, and I’m paying for it now. If I had just known sooner, I would’ve been a lot kinder to my body.
When I couldn’t do something physically, I would blame myself. Get angry and look at myself as weak or less than everyone else. If I had just known it was the way my body was made and there was a reason I was different, maybe I wouldn’t have judged myself so harshly.
Maybe I wouldn’t have pushed back so much when my body said stop. Maybe I wouldn’t have suffered for years thinking it was all in my head. Maybe when the juice cleanses and intense workouts didn’t cure me I wouldn’t have blamed myself. Maybe I would’ve given myself more compassion.
I know looking to the past and wishing isn’t going to change anything. But I can look to the future and hope that by making others more aware of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, we can change that awareness and make the life of someone else less miserable.
Speak up about your boundaries. Don’t hide your symptoms afraid of making someone else uncomfortable. Don’t be afraid to send that article to a friend or family member, just to make sure they fully understand.
Awareness is crucial to more people being diagnosed. So others won’t have to spend most of their lives suffering and not knowing why.