I have recently started hiking again and it has really helped my mood. Getting out in nature with my hiking boots on, sunscreen applied and a hat to boot makes for a great day. The best part is I found a hiking partner so I don’t have to always hike alone!
The air is usually warm these days and the views are spectacular. I hike in the mountains, by the beach and on local trails that have pretty plants.
When one has this disorder it is a really good thing to find something to be passionate about again post diagnosis. Finding joy in life is just one more step in the right direction of recovering from this dastard disorder!
If you are newly diagnosed spend some time trying out new things to get passionate about and your life will improve! Trust me. I have tried many things and some of them I like and others I can do without.
Gardening is another hobby I have which really soothes the demons inside; watching new vegetables appear seemingly overnight is a wonder in itself and supplies me with much gratitude to God for giving us such an ability to help plants grow and produce.
I am grateful today for many things, my family, my friends, my dogs, my garden, the days I get to hike and for finally eating a healthy balanced diet. These things are important to me and help me on this road to recovery.
Even though I can’t work, I can do more to help myself. I study Spanish daily, write, read challenging books and articles, try different workouts on Sparkpeople, and cook and eat healthy. I get enough sleep and practice prayer and meditation every day.
I have a good outlook on life and it is thanks to God and the desire I have to be the best me diagnosis and all!