Number 1. Returning from the teacher training I struggled to find work as a teacher and this change of lifestyle turned quickly into a financially stressful time . I was travelling outside London (as there was no work for me in the capital)and sleeping overnight on studio floors. I remember staring at the studio ceiling one night thinking, what have I done?
Number 2. The relationship that I was in ended during my time away and I found myself also dealing with the emotional devastation a breakup brings
Number 3. I was burnt out, exhausted and could barely drag myself out of bed . Everything felt like such an effort! Walking, talking, waking up.
Imagine going from super active, healthy and fit to suddenly feeling the way I did (point 3)
I spent many weeks pondering, calculating, figuring out and analysing why. My internal rational way of thinking I put it down to points 1 & 2, repeatedly telling myself it will pass! pull yourself together! You are probably depressed!
Number 1. Don’t let yourself get into a negative mindset of ‘labelling’ yourself with hypothyroidism! A negative mindset can literally manifest symptoms! Accept your condition for what it is, but don’t give it power in your thoughts or attitude toward it.
Number 2. Stay active ! Find your thing
Number 3. Be selfish! Not in a bad way, in a self-care way. It’s for your survival. Repeat to yourself, I’m feeling good! When you feel good, you radiate that feeling, others around you will feel it too. Make the time to treat yourself :
Thank you to The Thyroid Trust for showing me your kindness and putting me in the right direction to move forward and past this stumbling block! I really just see it like that! I’m strong, resilient and powerful and you can be too, regardless of the label on your pills!
I feel so blessed and empowered right now I’m starting a new project “women power generation”. A movement for women 50 plus. WPG will provide daily yoga, mobility, strengthening and stretching exercises. Nutritional advice, meditation guides and a host of workshops through-out the year, led by experts in their field of wellness.
Please don’t despair, there is a light and it’s within you, you just might need help finding it again .
Forever grateful to The Thyroid Trust for supporting me when I felt so lost with my hypothyroidism.
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