At the time, I couldn’t image life without some of those activities and I allowed their loss to depress me. For a while, I valued them more than my health. But in time, as I focused on getting well and began to see improvement, I had the first real opportunity to add one thing back into my recovery plan. What would I chose? What had I missed most that would fit in with my improving energy levels without compromising my progress?
Now, as I make choices in a new smaller home, it’s like clearing everything off the limited kitchen counter space and then making intentional decisions about what to prioritize and put back. And now, as I also experienced back then, I liked the selectivity of what to include in my life. Before I was sick with ME/CFS, I was ‘doing’ a lot of things that were not fruitful personally – things that seemed important at the time but were really just fillers and ‘invented’ priorities by a Type A personality. I finally began to see that I needed to be selective - It was definitely a time to be picky. What picky choices are you making? Please COMMENT or Send in your thoughts and I’ll post them. You can use the Contact Form or send an email to Martha at DefeatCFS dot net.
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Be Well Again,