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The Cake side affect, or size effect

I want to write today about how the job as carer or nurse type roles, make it really difficult to plan your diet and provide yourself with proper nutrition. Typically shifts are twelve hours, and its simpler to have two staff to rota for every 24 hours of continuous care needed, than to make shifts more human.

I remember a team leader who said ‘does anyone ever just go to the supermarket, buy a whole cake, and eat it in their car?’

Yes there was evidence of some binge eating, or emotional and boredom eating, by the other care workers I was alongside.

I’ve been going to the gym again and its been going well for me.

I’m hoping to reset my body into some better habits.

Managing Stress 1

How do you approach stress, or are you suddenly having a stress attack?

I’m trying a few strategies this last few months, here’s what’s helping me.

  1. I’ve enjoyed some time gaming, I was fortunate enough to buy a second hand gaming console and having some screen time where I’m not on emails or connecting with anyone particular, I have found helpful.
  2. Breakfast socials with friends or family. Well it’s cheaper to have someone else cook and heat the place isn’t it?
  3. The gym. It is becoming less of a chore, more of a leisure pastime. I’ve even increased my time in the building from 17 minutes to 29!
  4. Writing, I still find writing in a journal with pen a good way to let go of thoughts which are bothering me.
  5. Staying in touch with friends by phone when the distance is too far with travel costs.
  6. Trying to be more assertive, and leave more moderate feedback about things I am concerned or interested in.
  7. Having enough jumpers, extra joggers and blankets
  8. E-learning – I was amazed to find my job has many modules which I hadn’t used which could help me find better work options.
  9. A budget
  10. Actually I tend to blow my budget frequently, so more acurate recording of expenditure and income is helping me manage better so I know when to save for bills like rent and utilities.
  11. Relying on our government to resolve things….

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I’m having realistic expectations here. I expect to be entertained by the governments shenanigans

What about you?

Gym ideal deal init

Prices of oil skyrocketing. I decided to put a plan in place to use the gym shower facilities and turn off my overnight hot water which was costing £100 a month.

On my first visit I did 25 minutes on the machines
The second visit was just a personal hygiene call in.

I was very happy with the initial experience. The cost £17.99 per month, even including a £10 joining fee, felt like a bargain.