Laughter is the best medicine, but so is distraction. You may remember how I gave tips on how to keep on going. One was distractions. I will link that post here if you have not had a chance to read it! I wanted to talk about how I am keeping myself occupied and happy after having my summer plans change.
This past spring, I leased my first apartment. My plan was to move in sometime this summer and live on my own. I wanted to prove my independence to the world and myself. While I might be ready my body is clearly not. Whenever plans change, you expect yourself to experience so disappointment. I decided to turn that disappointment into something much more important-happiness. Starting this blog, I had no idea how incredibly successful it would be within the first month. I am so proud that I’ve been able to touch people in over 30 countries. Blogging has become my baby and my happiness. I love love reading your comments and stories. My followers always inspire me.
While blogging has become my baby, I have had some other interests as well. I really love eating right and exercising when I feel up to it. Exercise releases endorphins to make you happy! Of course happiness is a great feeling. Eating right can make you happy, give you great results, and generally make yourself feel better. I have cutout refined sugars and carbs, along with anything artificial sweetened and a couple other things due to autoimmune disease. I feel so much better when I eat fresh fruit and veggies instead of goldfish or crackers. I’m deciding whether or not to add a few different categories to this blog down the road-including healthy eating.
Socializing with Friends
I love keeping in touch with my friends. If I can’t see them, texting or Facetiming makes me just as happy. Hearing about their lives and what’s going on with them is a fantastic distraction. Sometimes are conversations make me feel like I’m really with them.
The best thing I absolutely love doing is laying out at the pool on a sunny day. I feel like I am back in paradise. The pool clears my mind of any worries or thoughts. I just love practicing living in the moment at the pool. I do have to be careful though. This past week the sun dehydrated me to a point where I’ve been in a flare up for a couple of days. My doctor had recommend drinking a gatorade (every hour for me) but gatorade does do wonders for your electrolytes when you’re a chronically ill person.
Whatever you do to distract yourself make sure its positive! Start living in the moment and making a life for yourself despite your challenges. You can do it!