Showing posts with label forward. Show all posts
Showing posts with label forward. Show all posts

Monday, May 29

Moving forward with cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects movement, muscle tone, and posture. Living with cerebral palsy can present challenges, but with the right mindset and support, it is possible to move forward and live a fulfilling life.

One of the first steps in moving forward with cerebral palsy is to develop a positive mindset. This means focusing on what you can do, rather than what you can’t. It’s important to remember that everyone has limitations, and that having cerebral palsy does not define who you are as a person. By focusing on your strengths and abilities, you can build self-confidence and a sense of purpose.

For me this is the blog and ability to talk about my conditions. Both cerebral palsy and endometriosis. From a personal point of view. In order to educate others.

Another important step is to build a support network. This can include family, friends, healthcare providers, and community organisations. By connecting with others who understand your challenges and can offer support and encouragement, you can build resilience and overcome obstacles. I was always taught "there's no such word as can't"

Physical therapy and assistive devices can also be helpful in managing the symptoms of cerebral palsy. Physical therapy can help improve mobility and muscle strength, while assistive devices such as braces, walkers, and wheelchairs can help with mobility and daily living activities. It’s important to work with healthcare providers to find the right treatment plan for your individual needs.

Education and employment opportunities can also play a key role in moving forward with cerebral palsy. There is a lot more to do in this section as it's not always considered as an adult condition.

Pursuing education and career goals can provide a sense of purpose and fulfilment, while also improving financial stability. It’s important to advocate for yourself and seek out opportunities that align with your interests and abilities.

Finally, it’s important to practise self-care and prioritise your physical and mental health. This can include getting enough rest, eating a healthy diet, staying active, and seeking out mental health support if needed. By taking care of yourself, you can better manage the challenges of cerebral palsy and live a full and meaningful life.

This is why at times I don't post. As I feel mentally drained because my CP has caused problems either the night before or days before. And more often than not endometriosis has also interfered

In conclusion, living with cerebral palsy can present challenges, but with the right mindset and support, it is possible to move forward and live a fulfilling life. By focusing on your strengths, building a support network, accessing appropriate treatment and assistive devices, pursuing education and career goals, and prioritising self-care, you can overcome obstacles and achieve your full potential.

For me this is having a fantastic family of my own and my blog here, podcast and books which you can get from Amazon.

As I have said I'm in a bit of a stable place at the moment so I will be pivoting slightly on the blog back towards things I like and do as I had been through different things all mentioned here in previous posts. What have I got planned for now regarding the blog? You will have to find out by reading more.

Sunday, January 1

The new year ahead!

As we enter the new year, we have the opportunity to make it our best one yet. I'm sure we all have our own personal goals, but let's also strive to make this year a positive one for everyone.

Let's be kind to one another, show compassion and understanding, and be supportive of our friends and family. Let's also strive to be creative and come up with new ideas and solutions to any problems that arise. I'm sure this year will be filled with a lot of challenges, but if we approach them with optimism and a can-do attitude, then together we can make this year memorable for all the right reasons.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy new year!

My goals!

My goals for the year ahead are simple.

  • To move to the right home.

  • To write more posts.

  • To write more poems

  • To write some short stories

  • To be back on air with your hits digital

What are your dreams?

My dreams for the year are to continue to learn and grow as a person, to stay healthy and active, to develop meaningful relationships with friends and family, to pursue my passions and goals, to give back to my community, and to be open to new experiences and opportunities.

What are your goals?

There are so many things that could be goals or dreams that you can have and they are not constricted to what the disability that you have.

Ok so the conventional ideas don't always work because of how cerebral palsy can affect the body. But that shouldn't matter because you as a person matter more than the disability. You are a person first and foremost. Who happens to have a disability.

Possible dreams

There are so many different things that I want to do and plan that I am doing them on a weekly basis rather than long term because at the moment that is out of the question. These include:

  • finish packing up the house

  • Start getting healthier

  • Start being more proactive

  • Unpack at the new house

  • Get healthier food

  • Read more

  • Write more

And yes these coincide with my goals so be it. These are my personal ones as those are what I have wanted for a long time. But for various reasons I have not been able to complete these for a very long time.

Putting things forward

Putting things forward means to me making plans and goals shorter than a lot of people would expect as I can't plan as far ahead as I would like because of cerebral palsy. So my plans go mainly week by week at the moment. Although I have dreams that can be longer term but I don't see each step. Which I'm just beginning to learn at my age.

It doesn't matter what the dream is!

This is what I think is important the most because as I said in the earlier paragraphs it doesn't matter what your goals and dreams are. No one is the same and shouldn't have the same dreams as everyone is different.

So next!

It's the new year and there are new things to experience and learn from each day. And that's the most important thing to realise.

So there are positive and negative energies that happen daily. And you are stronger than you think and can do whatever you want. No matter what you have as a disability.

Thursday, September 30

Moving Forward: Its Not as Difficult as You Think!

 Things are changing yet again things are in limbo. That's ok and yes Covid19 is still here. That's not ok but we are getting through it.

Unfortunately, some changes have taken effect. For Example, having to wear a mask on buses and on public transport.
These changes have already been taking place particularly in China and Asia. As if people have colds they wear masks out of courtesy for the other people in the towns or villages where they are.

So these things are happening here in the UK. Closer to home things are also moving forward and it is exciting! There has been a bit of stagnation waiting for things moving but that is ok! Moving forward isn't that hard if you try to take each day at a time. I am learning to do this. I have no proper routine as per se because of my disability but that's ok. there however things that I have been doing daily not necessarily at the same time.
  • Watch positive GoalPost videos
  • Listen to the news 
  • Socially say good morning to people
  • Get ready for the day.
  • Say happy birthday to people online.
  • Watch a few episodes of my favourite tv shows while brainstorming in my own head.
  • Take a couple of social photos ready for my social media.
  • Read a book that I'm interested in
And I am ok with that because I know at least it's being done. I know I did a post on Being trapped in the house about time blocking for routines and I know I have written other posts about this too and I learned that because of my disability my time blocking is different to most people and it is up to you how you actually do it. 
Remember there are things are changing but try to stay positive. Blocking my time has really helped even though there has been a lot of challenges throughout there are difficulties because of the virus. Love and Peace  Xxx

what is it to now move forward rather than stagnate?! What does everyone else think?

 I'm doing some stuff here because I wanted to make sure that I've been busy enough to do things. It's been extraordinary, hot, as everyone knows, here in the UK and possibly everywhere else, I don't know. what it's like in any other country. The reason why I'm popping on today is that, as I said last time, I've had my eyebrows and my lashes and everything else done. I'm thinking, well actually, this is as I said before, it is a necessity for people like myself who are disabled, not just a treat.

Although it is a treat at the same time as a necessity, because of the way things I've done, and the way things are treated for people with such a disability or cerebral palsy in finding places to go. I found a really good one in Maidstone and I will be sticking to them.

They've already liked my Instagram so I will put them there and I'll give you the link to my
in the notes.
As things are going for life, things are better than they have been and moving forward. There are a few new doors that I could be knocking on to help with the situation I want it to be, and how we are in a minute. I'm excited about that. It might not seem like it now but, I will be doing more skincare range things when the words are a little bit cooler because I'm one of those people who, when it's too hot, I cannot wear anything other than lipstick, like makeup, possibly because it's so hot. That is the reason why I have my lashes and eyebrows done. Is because I can't deal with the heat.
In that respect, although my body adores it because of the type of palsy I have.
This week, as I said I was gonna have my nails on days of what I've had done, and they’re pretty, I love them. They're so summery. I'll be writing about a moving forward post, perhaps just writing it not for vlogging it or podcasting it because it's not relevant for anything else right now.
I'm thinking in my head, what does everyone want for me and I would like to know what people think about what I write.
I need to know what you guys would like because I want to know what my readers are having as their ideas, whether it's makeup, skincare, or life for the cerebral palsy, in that respect, just general life, or do you want, book reviews more often or do you want other things, you know, because I'm not sure what everyone wants.
I'm getting from one aspect, a lot of information on my analytics, of what I'm doing and what people like, but I'm not sure what everyone else would like.
I'm just popping on really to have a quick ramble on that. And, you know, I'm looking, see what I can diversify on to for the podcast as well because if it's just, just keeping positive about the disability, then I will do that for the podcast, alone, and just occasionally do that for the blog or vlog. I just want to sort that out because of that. And I'm thinking, perhaps, you know, to try and extend the length of certain ones as well because I need to put more pictures in. I do know that, and I'm. It's how I've been feeling, and I'm stressed out at the moment. I knew that as a person. CP is needed to be shown as it isn't recognised, so much as a life-changing condition.
Yes, brain damage is done at birth or in an accident. But in my posts, I have written in my blog about how the different aspects of cerebral palsy changed in what decade for me. Nothing that no one else does, just me, but it does change for everybody. I wanted to make sure that it is clear that we are warranted to be wanted because we are not left behind. We can speak, we do have the rights as everybody else. And a lot of it can be treated through physiotherapy and exercise, and a lot of other issues, Or shall I say techniques but it's important to deal with that because if you don't, you can't move forward. It's like learning a new day is the beginning of a new chapter as, as, as everyone should think of it like that, what are you doing today, what are you doing tomorrow. But with me. It's small. Okay, so I've got this happening. I need to move my goal to maybe a slightly smaller area or move it further afield, something like that because of how things are. So moving the goal is in a way of doing things. Because it depends on what aspect of each bit of life is done. And what can be done rather than just letting life go past, and learning to say, Okay, well, you have limitations. What do you want? rather than what people expect you to have? Because people will assume their issues and expectations on you. And treat your expectations as it was their life, not yours. It is your life, and how you're living it is up to you.
I said in my last vlog that I was doing radio work which I was, and I loved doing that.
Things have had to change because of the station itself, and that's okay. And I wasn't too worried because I knew that I had my things, such as the vlog, the video,
, blog, and everything else.
After all, it makes more sense for me to do that, rather than to forget about those which are because they're more important than doing music, which I love, but then I can still listen to my music, and I can in my podcast slip in a couple of my favourite tracks now and again, because I can use them on Spotify or, you know, a note can be left there, and that will be how things are sorted for things like that because of the way, I can introduce people to the types of music that I like, as well as, you know, just prove that we, like, just as much different music as anybody else does not just bang bang clap clash, whatever, because we're supposed to be not so intelligent, but we are. So, I'm gonna say that for now and just say, I love y. and leave you. I'll speak to you soon. Bye for now.

A New Season ahead

Welcome to a new season of Life with Sweetestmoondust. And sorry for being away for such a long time. There has been so much going on for ...