Having A Strong Mindset

Hi all,

Hope you are doing well and are having a good weekend?

I apologise for not doing a blog in the last few weeks, my life has been pretty hectic and upside down in a good kind of way because we are having our house renovated.

During this blog I wanted too take a moment to talk about why having a strong mindset has helped me to mentally battle my Dystonia. Having a strong mindset can and will take you along way, not just in life but on a whole, from how you represent yourself to others and how you overcome obstacles.

Look, I’m not trying to say I had a strong mindset at the start of my Dystonia, it was the complete opposite. With no diagnosis for the first four years and nowhere and no one to turn to, let’s just say my mindset was beyond poor, my mental attitude was weak. I unfortunately turned to drink and drugs. I’m not ashamed to admit what I did. Admitting this, for me , shows how much of a real person I’m and I am not afraid to talk about my wrong doings.

My mind-set and mental wellbeing definitely improved after I was diagnosed. I knew, in my head I needed to make a change as I was spiralling out of control (not many knew that). I’ve never suffered with depression and yes I’ve had anxiety but I think everyone suffers in some way shape or form during their life.

As you know fitness was probably the biggest stepping stone to leading me to getting such a strong mind-set. Keeping fit and looking good made my confidence grow, making me think I could do anything and not let this so called DYSTONIA CONTROL MY LIFE.


I would probably not be in the position I’m today if I did not change my mindset into such a positive and happy one. Everyday is a battle but one that I welcome and certainly not scared of. I can positively say that I am now in control and I feel great.

When you know deep down your life is spiralling out of control mentally the best place to start is your mind-set. If you can relate to some of the points raised in this blog , you may think how or where do I start! Its starts with you, only you can make the change to be the best version of you, its in there somewhere I promise you that. You just have to dig deep and find the strength and courage.

I would like to finish with the quote ” Every mistake you make, is progress ”

Remember, nobody in this world is perfect, we all have our problems, secrets and issues, its those of use who choose not to let our demands control our lives that truly shine. Go grab life by the balls and be a winner.

I hope you enjoy the blog and feel free to leave a comment or question ☺





  1. I have restless legs and can’t sit still for long anyway, so guess this has helped me shed a few pounds. I love the article. Very honest words which is what I like

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  2. Great advice James. I think being told i have something incurable sent me into depression and I struggled for at least a year. I then realised that if I was to beat this diagnosis, I had to get back to being me. I’m normally an upbeat and very positive person and I decided that was what was going to get me through. I took control instead of taking lots of pills, alcohol and more. I’m now in a much better place and on my way to recovery. Never give up the fight.

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  3. Thank you for your post!! It takes a lot of courage and strength to admit your struggles with Alcohol and drugs. I know this as I was using alcohol to calm my Symptoms before I was diagnosed. And like you I realized this was the worse thing I could do! I love your quote, every mistake is progress!!!! So true!!! love your upbeat, positive attitude!!! 😊

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  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts James.
    Not easy to do.
    I joined a gym 2 yrs ago, should have been going all along as I did when younger.
    The more I workout( not a body builder) just do what I physically can and push myself to do nore..the more I go, the better I feel, physically and mentally.
    Having chrinic illness in itself can be depressing. Activity helos.
    You are an inspiration and a great role model for tje disabled as welk as the able bodied.
    Keep writing, you have a real talent for it.
    Love the picture as well.
    Blessings, Denise

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