procrastination for stress load reduction (backwards I know)

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astroman
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   Posted 4/22/2018 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm kinda babbling here. My experience with 25-30 years of lyme was that it worsened in times of more stress.

Since I seem to be in remission, I really try to avoid overdoing it with stress and expectations ect. We live in a 24/7 "overdoing it" society, many can relate lol, so avoiding this is impossible.

So, then I procrastinate, which bites me in the arss later on. I'm writing this as I woke today with this big accumulating list of things that need to be done, knowing it wont all get done (again).

I really dont know what adult life would have been like without lyme. So I dont know what normal stress is like with good health, I have nothing to compare to.

I do know a few people whos lives appear to be very simple, healthy and seem to be on top of things getting them done asap like its nothing (wow).

People in the world who sleep perfect and have perfect energy balance have no idea how lucky they are, as this is a big deal to health and life in general.

I often wonder if the 100% healed lymies get all of this back. Those who are not their sole provider (have supporting spouse ect) might have an easier time with this though. Winning the lottery would be good for lymies, I doubt we'd blow it all like some do.

multifacetedme
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   Posted 4/22/2018 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Nice awareness. From June of 2017 until now, life dumped a truckload of stress beyond my control, and I dove right in as a problem solver from a place of being 95% symptom free, with my energy back. Back to square one, and this time, difficult in that my savings are pretty much gone. I won't be able to afford what I threw at treatment last time.
In December of 2015. I thought I was dying. I began to research symptoms and began considering lyme in January of 2016 and the Horowitz Questionnaire convinced me to take immediate right action: changed diet, used Buhner recommended herbs, followed advice here. Today I feel GREAT and although I have some remaining symptoms, my health is basically back.

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 4/22/2018 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Astroman,

I find that clutter greatly increases my stress levels. I think bartonella is the cause for me, as it causes senses to get overstimulated.

Anyway, if you can get the clutter out of the way, it's easy to keep it that way without over exerting.

Also important to keep living environment clean - dust, pollen, mold all are inflammagens. If you let those build up, then you will suffer and get more symptomatic as the problem gets worse.

Cleaning and decluttering are not ones you want on your procrastination list.

astroman
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   Posted 4/22/2018 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
WalkingbyFaith- you are a mind reader ha ha. Procrastination leads to cluttering it seems, I'm no hoarder, but clutter, yes.. My post it notes are out of control, but if i dont have them, I forget. Several small piles of printed lyme info. I've been meaning to make a supplement rack/shelf, but have been putting it off lol.

Its so much more inviting to enjoy a sunny day out than to organize. I was almost better with organization when I was inside with lyme agony.
Had initial lyme symptoms late 80's, then again and with bullseye early 90's. Ended ABX for Lyme in Jan 2016. Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles since then; member "10 Percenters Lyme Club". What an adventure this has been. Hashimotos adds to the enjoyment.
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