emma kyriacou sat smiling on a sandy beach against a stunning blue sky.

Dopamine Crashing

After saying last blog that I would do the opposite of whatever I thought I should do, I then totally forgot about that and just carried on with business as usual.

I’m actually repeating circles within circles, learning and re-learning the same thing over and over again.

In the week just been I’ve had three instances where I’ve have just totally crashed. Fallen off a cliff from good dopamine levels into absolutely none and sobbing uncontrollably because of it. Feeling like I can’t manage my life anymore.

I’ve discovered some awkward combinations for me. For example, when I’m tired (sleeping bad), and worried about something (one of my kids has been sick and I was worried), and if I don’t get rid of my stress cortisol through exercise, and combine that with forgetting to eat, followed by stuffing my face with sugar, and taking an extra rapid Madopar or two to deal with hard times…then the result can be the floods of tears. 


emma kyriacou sat smiling on a sandy beach against a stunning blue sky.
It's easy to relax whilst building sandcastles on the beach.

The really awesome thing that has resulted out of this is that it is serving as a reminder that if I don’t look after myself, I can’t look after anyone else. It also has shone a light on what I need to do to look after myself – and the large role eating and stress management plays into that.

I really, really have to be gentle and kind to myself and relax. So that’s what I’m going to do!

kitty laughing into camera
Kiity Fitton - usually up to mischief.

Kitty Fitton is a motivational speaker, MC and comedian. She is also a full-time blogger and writer. She is mother to four small people and was very cross to discover she had Parkinson’s Disease.

Find out more at her personal site below. 

Emma Kyriacou. Quite good at hitting things.

Emma Kyriacou is a real-life ninja. Taking up Karate to help fight her Parkinson’s Disease, she’s co-founder of Good Moves and is passionate about promoting exercise to improve mobility and neuroplasticity. (Is that a word? It should be.)

Find out more at her personal site below. 

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