1. Overwhelm Challenge.
This is designed to be done over 5 days, but you can totally binge it if you have the time.
I think – as you are a unit – do it as a unit – rather than 2 separate people (if that makes sense)
You can always put an L or a P next to things that concern each of you exclusively.
Watch the videos (these need to be watched in order.)
Personally, I like Google Calendar linked to Alexa.
Lots of people like to put it on the wall
(especially if you have children – so they can see it visually and know what’s going on)
For you, structure and schedule is going to get you feeling good again.
You could print this out, or fill it in online – but setting reminders on Alexa ‘Alexa – set a Go For A Walk Reminder at 2 pm.’
or labelled alarms on your phone
(so you know what it’s actually reminding you)
will make it happen.
Definitely include the children in this – they are great at this stuff.
I know you’ve had a look at this kind of thing before but there might be something new that’s useful, or reminds you.
The aim for both of you, to help with your pain/regulating hormones/mood/patience – everything – is to get some really good quality sleep.
Here are some resources that might help.
- 5-Day Sleep Challenge
(obviously, you don’t need to take 5 days, that’s just how I did it on FB.
- Sleep Hypnosis
This is a big issue and we could spend weeks on alone.
However, we’ve already bombarded you with lots of stuff to be getting on with.
For a quick and easy fix here is a recording that would be useful to listen to a few times a week and will help to bring those stress levels down.
This is definitely an aim for Lorraine:
I quite like this website:
to work out how much you should be getting.
But more usefully, go in the App Store/Google Play or wherever you get your Apps from and get a Water Drinking reminder app.
Really good idea to do what Phil does and have a big muthafunking water bottle, but just 2-litre water bottle from the supermarket that can be refilled will do the job.
I think this works better than just pouring yourself glasses through the day, especially as you can’t have very much at a time
so you can visually see how much you’ve had.
Aim for small increases to build things up each day.
Amy is going to make you a video to help with your pain, but this is lots to get started on.
Good luck – and we honestly would love you to keep us posted with how you’re getting on.
Love Tanya & Amy xxx