People are getting isolated and lonely at epic levels. I believe that we are far more susceptible to this happening due to our limitations. At times we cannot even leave the house. I can't drive so I certainly do not run random errands to just get out of the house. In the last 50 years, rates of … Continue reading Epidemic of loneliness
I wrote an article about gratitude and actually put it in the menu on my page. It was one of the things my psychologist has me doing to help with mood. A gratitude journal and there is some valid science behind it helping as well. This focusing on 1 to 3 things every day you … Continue reading What are you grateful for today?
I am an introvert. And because I am an introvert when I am in pain I react a certain way. I retreat more and more. I get more reclusive. Less talkative. And more stoic. I don't tend to show my pain through irritation or anger, but the pain will make me frustrated, angry and irritated. … Continue reading Hermit mode and socializing
With a chronic illness having some alone time is fine. To recharge. Have a nap. For some much-needed self-care time. To engage in a hobby that is meaningful to you. This is fine because it is controlled and temporary. Not to mention introverts love alone time and need it to recharge. It is more … Continue reading Fine line: Alone time and isolation
I isolated myself severely when the migraine became every single day. Combined with the FM pain it was too much to handle. I didn't want to go anywhere. Do anything. I just wanted to recover from work. I spent a lot of time in hermit mode and lost a lot of friends.... who simply moved … Continue reading Socializing: One thing that helped me
I went to a concert today, which is always a tricky venture if you have fibromyalgia and migraines. For FM it is the sitting. A lot of pain to be sitting that long. Worse to stand that long. For the migraines, well, that is just the sound and the light that are insane triggers. So … Continue reading Went to a concert… out of the house!