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302d

Those of you that can't work, how do you remain optimistic and find fulfillment?

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    • Overcomer

      18d

      I encouraged myself. And sometimes I cry. Sometimes I find things to do and then their are days. But I know it's part of the process. I don't make myself sad for long

    • Overcomer

      18d

      I encouraged myself. And sometimes I cry. Sometimes I find things to do and then their are days. But I know it's part of the process. I don't make myself sad for long

    • wheely_kismet

      64d

      I look forward to the books I can read, the trips I can take ( occasionally) , my kids lives as they grow and living life with my husband

      • Bre19

        20d

        @wheely_kismet that's amazing!

    • Dusty7850

      164d

      I like to volunteer for different things, and basically just help people.

      • Bre19

        20d

        @Dusty7850 i love to volunteer as well!

    • dystopian_lunchbox

      167d

      Pick one thing you need to get done and one thing you find fun, switch it up day to day until you find a routine that fits you best.

      • Bre19

        20d

        @dystopian_lunchbox that's an amazing idea

    • Shan1997

      168d

      A dog has helped me TREMENDOUSLY

      • Bre19

        20d

        @Shan1997 I am so gald!

    • faerywyrm

      197d

      I usually binge watch my favorite shows while indulging in my crochet habit. I take small trips with my son. I live each day on its own merits and try to hold on to each victory or happy moment, even if it's just laughing at a bad joke.

    • LaurElizabeth

      202d

      I’m struggling with this but my dogs help a ton but I wish I could figure this out really an issue for me rn

      • Bre19

        22d

        @LaurElizabeth I'm glad that you have dogs to help

    • Supergirl2009

      202d

      I'm going to school for my nursing and my kitty keeps me occupied.

    • midnightgypsy

      202d

      Through self educating myself ie I find that researching spiritual things and writing up on them fulfils me

      • Bre19

        20d

        @midnightgypsy I'm so glad that you have found that

    • Overcomer

      206d

      I encouraged others, send cards out, twice a month volunteer for a hour each, draw, write a book and therapy

    • bluebutterflytroupe

      270d

      Find a routine that works for you know yourself and why you do things make sure you are doing things that get you excited about life like I watch YouTube exercise learn a lot of knowledge like nutrition and music 🎶 and learn about self care and hobbies and Christian women and how to become one

      • Bre19

        202d

        @bluebutterflytroupe so true

    • swowak

      273d

      I can work it's just I can't make more then three thousand a year cause of ssddi or ssdi

      • Bre19

        20d

        @swowak working can be difficult

    • Astara

      276d

      I'm working on a creative business that I'm passionate about. I do this around a healthy routine. I try to put my health routine first.

      • Bre19

        270d

        @Astara that's very amazing

    • wheely_kismet

      278d

      I also spend a lot of time sick with symptoms , researching my conditions , figuring out how to get better care , getting potential conditions diagnosed and trying to figure out how to make life more easier, access what I and my family are entitled to ( government /charity help/ equipment/respite) it seems very surprising to family and friends that it's truly a battle on the NHS to get diagnosed and treated.

      • Bre19

        22d

        @wheely_kismet I'm so sorry to hear that

    • wheely_kismet

      278d

      I mainly read , play games on my phone, stroke my dog and watch TV. I used to knit and crochet when able and sing in a choir. It all depends what your hobbies are x

      • Bre19

        276d

        @wheely_kismet niceee

    • kimmiekins

      278d

      Right now, it’s a struggle. The government found me to be permanently disabled last year. Since I had surgery to remove my entire stomach and a duel hysterectomy in April, my life has been full of being ill and doctors, plus being in and out of the hospital. I’m just existing right now.

      • Bre19

        202d

        @kimmiekins oh no so sorry to hear

    • klazikel

      289d

      I make beautiful origami creations that I sell and give as gifts. I also help disabled and elderly members of my family on a daily basis, keeping me connected to them and giving me something to wake up for and focus on. I take my meds, go to all of my counseling appointments, and manage my self care daily.

    • Kittypop

      292d

      Do things that make you happy. Find your why & make it a habit to do things that nourish that daily! Self-care is important! If possible, contribute at home, help out with whatever you can 👍 but never forget about REST & RECOVERY

      • Bre19

        270d

        @Kittypop yessss such a good answer

    • Irelan

      293d

      Make myself new like tomboyish, and girly. I also look into my niece and future niece to keep me preoccupied.

      • Bre19

        276d

        @Irelan that's a great idea

    • 55isMe

      301d

      Ive been able to stay employed by working from home. With more telecommuting options, there are more and more options out there. If able to go back to school, IT is a growing area. It is well worth the time and cost investment.

      • Bre19

        276d

        @55isMe that's good

    • JaneBaby

      301d

      I've been doing classes and I spend time practicing what I've learnt, the more I do that makes me happy, the easier things get. Yoga, dance therapy and being in the sun have helped. I have a pretty good routine now and I'm growing in confidence more and more. Fill, then refill your cup after getting out of your comfort zone. Your cup will then refill you. 🙏

    • RayMSGO

      301d

      You must find something to become passionate about. I started the MS-GO event calendar which has grown into a nonprofit organization going beyond just MS, it keeps me focused, I don’t have time for MS.

      • Bre19

        301d

        @RayMSGO very true passion is the reason I keep going

    • Angie87

      302d

      I wish I knew the answer to this 🙏

      • Bre19

        20d

        @Angie87 it can be difficult to know what to do

      • Angeliquet07734

        196d

        @Angie87 same because I have no hobbies or friends. I’m very introverted so my life’s kinda boring.

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