It’s that time of year again! Time to reflect on the year that’s been and the new year that lays blank ahead of us. It’s a time to choose how we approach and shape the new year. For me I look forward to the new year and a new fresh start. Living in Australia, the new year also brings our warmest weather, and that itch to be outside enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.
Many of you will be making new years resolutions, and others will be picking one word to inspire them throughout 2016. Some will be doing both. Last year I wrote a post about breaking down your resolutions and setting goals that are achievable. You might find it useful to read about that here. Re-reading it, it’s still very relevant.
As many of you know I have been studying nutritional medicine for the past 16 months, with the end dream of being a qualified nutritionist when I get through it all. As part of my recent studies of diseases I was looking at a personal passion of mine, autoimmune diseases. One of these diseases really hit home with me. The more I read the more I was ticking a list off of symptoms, and I was convinced that my day-to-day life was being affected by my thyroid.
This wasn’t a new theory for me. My annual trip to the doctor (I really don’t go to the doctor that often), generally sees me donating some blood for thyroid testing. It generally comes back fine or within the ‘normal’ range (0.05 – 4.0) and so the symptoms are put down to something else. It wasn’t until recently with my studies that I found out the general thyroid test only looks at one area of the thyroid and may not be thorough enough to get all the answers.
I’m back! Its been a tough few of weeks juggling an increased work load with my business, but its demands on me are coming back to normal and I can get back to life. Yay!
I haven’t been waisting my time though. Any chance I could get I was learning from podcasts, health summits and video interviews with an array of health professionals. It might sound crazy to be so busy and want to keep including these tools, but nutrition and health is my passion and I want to learn as much as possible.
Many mums I know are super busy juggling being an awesome mum with working or just all the demands that they face on a day to day basis. Being a mum is a full time role, so trying to do anything else on top of that is going to drain us.
Often mums are always putting others first as well. They will happily give up a good nights sleep, the last piece of food or even doing what everyone else wants to. This drains us and is not a great way to take care of yourself. If you don’t take care of yourself, then there may not be anyone there to look after your children one day. Continue reading