I’ve been feeling extremely tired the last few weeks and can attribute it to emotional exhaustion. I feel like I am being pulled from pillar to post. Expected to be everything to everybody. It’s time to recognise the feeling and put some strategies in place. The symptoms are not always easy to recognise and vary… Continue reading Emotional Exhaustion
Category: Mental Health
Migraines – excruciating and life-denying!
I’ve been really struggling since I returned to work three weeks ago. Every workday I seem to end the day with a headache or migraine. Most days start off well but by mid afternoon I am starting to experience symptoms. Tightness in the neck, running eyes and pain. I’ll push through until the end of… Continue reading Migraines – excruciating and life-denying!
It’s been a little while since my last blog post. I decided on a technology detox. We were away on holidays, and I wanted to be fully present in the moment. I only used my phone to take pictures, the occasional update and to keep in contact with family. I think it was beneficial. Although… Continue reading Technology Detox
Overcoming the effects weight has on your self image.
I have been extremely open that this year I am on a weight loss/health journey. It’s most likely going to be one of the hardest things I’ve done. You see I’ve lost weight before, but it’s always found its way back to me and bought extra. It’s been a lifelong battle and one I am… Continue reading Overcoming the effects weight has on your self image.
Nervous Breakdown Survivor
It’s sensitive topic and one I don’t share often but it’s been on my mind a little recently. 2018 was a year that tested me as a person and brought me to the absolute depths of despair. Something happened in this year that shook all the faith I had in who I thought I was… Continue reading Nervous Breakdown Survivor
Anxiety – Returning to the Office
It’s been one of those weeks where life has just got in the way. Do you ever find yourself one week down the track and unsure how you got there? Goal Four on The Year of Rachel was to blog more but I have been struggling the last couple of weeks to find my voice. … Continue reading Anxiety – Returning to the Office
Many lives in one
Do you ever look at photos or memorabilia and think gee wizz I’ve had several lives already? They say the average adult will change their career a few times in their life. What about life direction. I’ve been doing a bit of reflecting and I can definitely see several different Rachel’s. There Rachel as a… Continue reading Many lives in one
This week should be super exciting. We’ve decided to upgrade the caravan. We’ve purchased our retirement van. The one we hope to travel Australia in. No we aren’t ready for retirement but we figured it would be better to pay it off while we are still working full time. The purchase of the van went… Continue reading Anxious Moments
2023 – The Year of Rachel
Well today is the 4th day of the new year. I have stayed away from New Years Resolutions. They have never really motivated me in the past and have always felt like empty promises to myself. There’s always the yearly lose weight resolution that is difficult to achieve when your body is always fighting against… Continue reading 2023 – The Year of Rachel
Quieting that internal negative chatter
Today my brain is chattering a lot. I weighed myself this morning and the Christmas/Birthday week has gifted me 2 kilos (4.4 pounds). My inner voice is continually analysing what went wrong. I know most people wouldn’t bat an eye lid at a little bit of weight gain but I said no to so many… Continue reading Quieting that internal negative chatter