With 25% of chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers being so sick they are housebound or bed ridden, it means that many people are limited in their ability to implement self-care strategies that others may take for granted. Things such as going for a walk or having coffee with a friend. To complicate things further, symptoms such as light sensitivity, noise sensitivity, food intolerances, brain fog, pain and mobility issues can make it hard to engage in some activities.
DON’T DESPISE THE SMALL THINGS
Finding small things you can do to bring some joy and calm into your day is essential. Think of these activities as tiny top ups to fill your cup.
Below are some ideas that can really help people get through a day. Obviously, everyone is different and depending on your symptoms and severity some of these may even seem like too much. It’s important to give things a go (perhaps with the help of a carer) and find what works for you. 💙