Recognising our feelings

Sadly, not many of us do it, but by using introspection, by observing our own mental and emotional processes, we can help ourselves recognise our thoughts and feelings at any given time. Only then will we begin to recognise the feelings that are making us unhappy.

Research indicates that by accepting that we have negative feelings, can increase our wellbeing. That by accepting we may be feeling unhappy, angry, or disappointed, will also reduce stress levels …

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24 Sep, 2017

I was angry, not bitter

The neglect, my emotional and physical difficulties and the not knowing I had Cerebral Palsy made me angry as a child and years on I’m still having to work through my symptoms.

I wouldn’t have been normal if I didn’t get angry. Sadly for me, my anger made me a scapegoat for other people’s problem. It was easy to blame me because I was angry. It also made it more plausible …

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22 Sep, 2017

Emotions & decisions

Because emotions dictate some of the decisions we make, it’s important we don’t rush into or make permanent decisions we can’t change, unless we’re totally happy with the decision. For us to do that successfully, we must be aware of how we feel in the moment.

Our emotions interpret, appraise and justify our experiences through out gut, which trigger feelings that we may become aware of, which we then get to respond on. Sadly, the thoughts that are …

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20 Sep, 2017

My lifestyle blog

The CP Diary

While each blog I write represents a new way of thinking, which moves me on to a new thought process, I can see how my blogs could leave us feeling overwhelmed, as there are 7 years of blogs to read through. There are a lot of blogs.

Although a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis late on, was my reason for starting my blog and I still periodically blog about what I deal with around Cerebral Palsy, The CP Diary is a lifestyle, health and wellbeing …

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18 Sep, 2017

Overcoming mental blocks

We all have mental blocks, where we’re stuck and have no control over our thinking. It’s literally like we’ve forgotten our thought process. Sadly, my disability lends itself to mental blocks all the time, particularly when I’m trying to communicate and I can’t form or find my words, or think properly.

Whether we’re trying to solve an issue or look at ways to change an outcome, our creative thinking will always be crucial to that process, but to first begin the process, we must change our …

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17 Sep, 2017

A life reshaped by diagnosis

Over the years I have documented about my physical and emotional difficulties since I started the Diary, but one of the things I go back to every time is living a life that wasn’t true. You can’t be true to yourself without knowing the truth about yourself.

For 46 years I lived one way through the control, then when the opportunity arose for me to have an MRI scan, having my Cerebral Palsy diagnosis confirmed made me realise I wasn’t the person I …

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16 Sep, 2017