Thursday, 15 May 2014

MAKING THE DAYS COUNT




Since being signed off on sick leave there have been a lot of times when I've struggled to know what to do with myself. 

Pre-illness, I spent the majority of my time out and about and the remainder of my time planning to be out and about. When I stopped being able to leave the house so much, it became very apparent that I wasn't so good at keeping myself occupied at home.

For the first few weeks I found myself lying in front of endless episodes of 'Come Dine With Me' just because it happened to be on. There's nothing wrong with the odd 'Come Dine With Me' but it got a bit depressing when it was all my days consisted of. I wasn't at all engaged or content spending my time like that. I was constantly thinking about 'when I'm better'. 

When I realised I wasn't going to get my pre-illness life back overnight, I began trying to branch out in my low energy activities. I know I have to spend a large portion of each day resting so I figured it's important that the times when I feel less fatigued are filled as best as can possibly be. The more I've discovered activities within my capabilities that I actually want to spend my time doing, the less I've found myself wishing away the days until I feel better. 

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  1. This is a great idea for a little series! I look forward to reading more of them, I love the first picture you used, this should be on my 'to do list' every single day!

    x Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! I'm actually really looking forward to writing them :) x

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  2. A great idea Faye, it's all about making the best out of an unpleasant situation. Looking forward to reading your posts.
    xxx lennae87.wordpress.com

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  3. This is such a great idea, thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog too xx

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    1. Thanks Rachel :) and you are so very welcome! x

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  4. Naturally I love this idea as I did the same thing a couple of years ago too! I hope you find it fulfilling and helpful :) Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog too - I look forward to reading more from you xxx

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    1. I will have to come and have a read of when you did it a few years ago! It has been so helpful already- I noticed myself consciously making the decision to do something lovely rather than just tolerable all the time!. You are very welcome, I really enjoyed reading your blog! x

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  5. This is such a lovely idea for a series, looking forward to seeing more of the posts :) xx

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  6. Such a cute idea, Faye!

    Meg | meg-says.com

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    1. Thank Meg :) It's made such a difference to how I decide what to do with the times when I'm feeling a little more 'with it'! x

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