The work I'm doing in therapy is in boundaries and lowering my stress levels. My Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and my Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome are exacerbated by stress. This makes controlling my stress levels and body response to stressors is extremely important. My last therapy appointment my therapist asked me to work on an idea for a blog post, podcast, or video about how to handle stressors.
I think this is a great plan because there are so many people joining the ranks of this type of illness with Long Haul Covid. I think this is especially hard to practice early in the illness because how could you not be stressed? Here are some things that help me lower my stress levels and keep calm.
I hope this helps others that are finding themselves on this journey. It's not easy, I'm over half a decade into my CF/ME journey, and I can guarantee it's a challenge. It's a challenge that can have a happy ending, you can get to the other side. I can promise you life won't look the same on the other side, but for me it's better. I know my body better than I thought possible. I am grateful and calmer everyday. I like myself more. I've found ways to live more sustainably and calmer.