Using rewards strategically

Life continues really busy as Janet Treasure, Anna Crane and I continue on revision of ‘Skills-based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder’ – this morning I’ve been revising Chapter 9, hope to work on another couple of chapters today before my eyes are completely crossed… Great to feel we’re about half way in this revision!

Also got a deadline at beginning of May for Routledge – a white paper for family and other home carers, to be ready v soon, for Carers Week UK, 8 – 14th June, the next in a series of white papers for carers supporting vulnerable loved ones with difficult conditions, often long-term.. ever wish there were more hours in a day?!

Rewards can be a great motivator for getting things done, so after spending a chunk of time at the computer and feeling a bit cross-eyed, I like to go for a walk to help blow the cobwebs away. Walking is a real pleasure in the recent beautiful weather in this part of Scotland. A couple of days ago spent a wonderful afternoon on St Cyrus beach, which is a nature reserve where if you’re lucky you can see all sorts of sea and shore animals and birds…certainly clears the cobwebs, not to mention effects on my eyes! No dolphins or seals around this time, but I’ll keep hoping for next time….


St Cyrus beach