From Negative to Poitive In 5 Minutes

December 12, 2015

Today has been a mixed day.

Katherine and I have just been going through the positive points as I’m feeling a little low at the moment; some times it’s easier to focus on the negative aspects of the day and not the positive.

I’m sitting here thinking of the two of us laying in bed earlier after I text Katherine saying I needed a hug – as soon as she came up I broke down crying; I couldn’t control my tremors and everyone I’d talked to just wanted to help me – I felt overwhelmed and just started to cry.

I’ve been focusing on how poor my walking is – my stick is becoming a extension of me of late, and Katherine does a good job at keeping me upright too. I’m fairly sure without them I would have hit the deck on a few occasions. At least it’s keeping me mobile.

But instead of focusing on these negative thoughts – Katherine asked me to list 3 positive things that I had done.

1. I’ve spent good quality time with the children today; we walked around Grandma’s stables talking to the horses, we played a silly but fun tickle game in the car, and sat and watched cartoons together. They’ve made me laugh and smile and they seemed happy too.

2. I’ve tweeted and received great information of which I’ve shared. The tremors have been so bad I reached out via Twitter and the MS Trust sent me some some great video links. I’ve now shared it with my followers, and that make me feel good.

3. I’ve spent time with my my family – some via SMS Message, Social Media and one to one time with Katherine.

Some of these sound like things we take for granted – maybe they are, but when our conditions and symptoms get on top of us, taking five minutes to look back on the day just shows us that we can still do amazing things when faced with adversity.

Try it and then share it with your friends – for me it’s a good way of staying positive and not allowing my health issues to overpower me.

Scroll down to the comments and list 3 things below you’re thankful for today – I’m looking forward to reading them; together we’ll get through it.

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By Nick

Nick is a dedicated step-parent of 2, and loving partner to Katherine. An animal lover, life long football fanatic, self confessed petrol head/car nerd and wannabe adventurer, Nick also enjoys playing with lego (not just with the children), coffee, running, reading and quiet family time. Having worked for 10 years as an expert Audi mechanic and then as an estate agent for 3... a change of pace means Nick now works with Katherine in their animal care business, whilst also developing Adapting Life into a thriving support network and social enterprise. Nick's aim is to help support and inspire those affected by chronic illness to live a fulfilled life, through sharing his story, personal coaching, alternative therapies, and lots more.

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