Give yourself a pat on the back when you deserve it

By Erica Russell Watson Thursday, 09 July 2015 06:00 0

2nd July

BOTH 2014 and 2015 have been seismic years for me and my family. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August of last year and have undergone operations, chemo and radiotherapy and my children’s father died in February 2015.
I hope it is now time for the sadness to come to an end.
We have battled on together supported by many wonderful friends and family.
The children were recently reunited with their long lost brother and sister which was such a joyous moment. They need all the love and support they can get.
I am now going to take a break from my blog as I will have very little to report over the coming months. My next oncology appointment is in November so now is all about resting and repairing my heart, soul, body and mind.
The last year’s events have left me somewhat depleted in so many ways. I have found despite my positive attitude that the accumulation of various factors has affected my ability to cope with difficult situations. I have to make short term goals and try not to be become overwhelmed as this could be a slippery path to depression which long term is not going to help me or my children.
I think you have to allow yourself space for reflection and even tears but never dwell too much. We are not bionic just human.
The human is capable of far more than we know but we have our frailties too.
Give yourself a pat on the back when you deserve it and don’t be hard on yourself if you aren’t up to much. Rather like the tides your mood will wash in and out.
Whatever your issues in life, you will have to confront each one. Admit or find out what is wrong, seek help or a way to make it better and just keep the momentum up. Never give in.
You owe it to yourself to fight for your health and happiness.
I wish all at Euro Weekly News and their readers a happy summer.

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