Good morning CP members!
Our Admin happened to post a good Blog yesterday, and it ties right in to where I was headed for todays question.
"Do you make a conscious effort too stay Physically, Mentally and Emotionally active on a daily or weekly bases."
Emotional: I have often felt like I have crawled into my own little dark box, sulking in my own pain, with little desire to to anything but stay there. But, I have come to realize that it is important to make an effort to be active, not only physically, but mentally, and emotionally as well.
I have lost friends due to CP like many of you, but it is up to me to reach out,...maybe not the same friends....but it really seem important to me to make new friends. I kind of figure if you can make new freinds who can well see that you are suffering on a daily basis, and they stick around....then you may have found truly a good relationship worth the effort.
Mental: I just so happen to be able to work,...and the type of job that take a lot of mental thinking...with math and problem solving. But is it enough? I dont think so!...so I often pick out an item or subject that is interesting to me and research it to pieces. Now, ...I'm not one to play online games, but I can see where it would be mentally stimulating.
Phycical: WOW!...now that can be a tuffy! I think the greatest fear is...the more the physical activity the greator the pain. In many cases that may be true, but again,...I think we need to make an attempt to keep our bodys in some sort of shape...and I'm talking about muscle stretching. Again, I happen to work a full time job, that requires a lot of bending, pulling, lifting, twisting, climbing stairs and so forth. Is that enough?...again, I dont think so!... so I do some sort of PT at home.
Please feel free to how you stay Physically...Mentally...and Emotionally active
. I know many of you have commented on Peters post...and that's ok. It's all good!
Moderator Chronic Pain Forum
Weekly Quote! "Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward."
Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 6/21/2012 8:12:26 AM (GMT-6)