Vision Update: 90% Achieved in 3 Years

As you may have seen from another post, as part of my own engineered recovery path I created this vision board a few years back. I just let my feelings guide me to all the things that I wanted to do and have again. Not just my health but my security and purpose in the world, not to mention fun.

At the time of creation I really did think it was pointless and many of these dreams, like getting back to work, being able to kayak, going on a train trip to London, not to mention going on a holiday – seemed like pipe dreams. I was still unable to walk more than around 200metres and I was crippled by pain which made me in an anxious state, also unable to get fully into the healing zone. I’d get a bit better then have another lapse, as there was hardly any room for error, whether it was overdoing it, like unloading the dishwasher, doing the vacuuming in stages, or seeing a friend for a cup of tea, or getting caught in no sleep because of pain or fear of the symptoms.

Something always drove me onward and kept picking me up, and that is the positive part of my mental conditioning. Often our personalities, can be both the cause and the cure for why we end up in a pickle or a life nose dive. This I’ve now learned, and knowing your particular mental conditioning can certainly lead you on the road to sculpting it into something more useful. Equally corroding enough of your solid personality, will allow for your deeper Self – the part that has all the wisdom, power and loving simplicity to take the reigns.

Through a number of qualities I can now say I’ve achieved 90% of what I believed was not possible, despite a deep desire to turn things around, in fact I was growing in new ways, so I didn’t fully register.

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Ultimate Recovery Tips

  1. Learn to listen to your body
  2. Don’t get attached to ME/CFS and Fibro as your identity
  3. Support the immune system with sleep and supplements
  4. Prioritize, Plan, Pace, Present moment
  5. Eat clean and healthy
  6. Allow yourself to receive and nurture yourself
  7. Set realistic, sustainable goals
  8. Do daily exercise, (as soon as you can, even if its stretches)
  9. Become your own health investigator
  10. Read “CFS 50 Recovery Stories” & “Mitochondria not Hypochondria”.
  11. Have a continual project or focus you can dip in and out of
  12. Practice meditation and relaxation techniques
  13. Connect with others when you can
  14. Try not to get over-excited or over do things
  15. Calm the nervous system
  16. Get out to nature
  17. Say “no” more
  18. Invest in private tests or specialist GP / Clinic if your case is complex
  19. Find balance between mind and body. I.e get them working together
  20. Screw being perfect or achieving
  21. Know your limits
  22. Love who you are, without the need to be or do anything
  23. Visualise a healthy, healed you
  24. Don’t get too tired, lonely, hungry, bored or cold/hot
  25. Learn your personality type and transform your unhelpful habits