I’ve recently started talking about my experience with M.E (chronic fatigue syndrome) and we have barely scratched the surface of that topic but right now I’d like to talk about how I went from bed ridden to where I am now, I’m not saying I am completely fine, but things are better than they were before and here are my personal tips .
- Excepting that you are ill and it’s not your fault
It’s natural to feel down about your illness but you must except that it is not your fault that you’re ill and you, can’t help it. it’s important to come to terms that you won’t be able to just jump back up and be the same person as before with the same lifestyle. Life gave you a bad card but your still alive and can do things you love but excepting that things have to change and are going to be different is a big step to getting back on your feet.
- Change your surroundings
This was very helpful to me! When I was bed ridden, my bedroom was like a prison and as I became better it still reminded me of those times, I’d highly recommend changing your bedroom. Changing the wallpaper or colour, rearranging or buying new furniture anything to change your surroundings. If you have the budget move to a new place but changing the space that you spent the most time in when you were ill will help immensely.
- Find your passion
Realising that some of your dreams are out of reach is devastating, I was always planning to become a dance teacher but after being diagnosed with M.E that dream went out the window, which sucked. But there is no point dwelling on something that is no longer in my control. So think about you passions, do you like art or writing find what makes you happy I’m not going to lie and tell you it’s easy because it’s not a lot of the time your starting from scratch but there a lot of possibilities you just have to find them.
- Look to the future
I spent so long thinking about what could have been if I didn’t have chronic fatigue syndrome but I do and dwelling on that isn’t productive at all. The past is set and there is nothing you can do about it but your future holds billions of possibilities so it’s better to look to the future then stay in the past.
- Change your hair
This is similar to changing your surroundings but changing your hair or aperients also helps pull you out of the life you have been dealing with. I’m not saying it will be a magic cure to make you feel better, but I found it really helped when I chopped off half my hair and changed the colour, it is like your shedding your old skin and becoming something new.
- Cutting the toxic people out of your life
This was something that took me a long time to come to terms with, some people really show their true colours when you need them the most. When I got M.E I lost some friends who couldn’t be bothered to take the time to come and see me but I also found an amazing group of girls who I absolutely adore and trust completely. Sometimes it not even just friends but also family this a little bit harder but if you can try to minimise your contact, the last thing you need is someone putting you down telling you you’re lying about your illness or just not being very understanding.
These are just my personal tips but I really hope you find them useful, please comment if this helps you at all and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog. Thanks for reading Xxx
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