Loss of social life
Loss of doing the activities
For some of us we loved to do sports,
volunteer work, pursue hobbies, attend classes, go partying around people,
hang out with friends... We loved eating out, going on trips, exploring
the wilderness, hiking with groups of people and any number of things that
we so enjoyed. And then, along came a loss of energy, body pain,
feeling over-stressed, having a stomach that no longer digested certain
foods, mean headaches, bright lights and noise were now unbearable. We
suddenly had difficulty concentrating, developed anxiety, and for some
of us crippling pain or immobility. Oh yes, we tried, we desperately
tried to hang on to that part of our lives. We tried to keep up with the
activities we liked... only to get over tired, only to increase our pain
level, only to drain us of our energy ... until finally it got the best
of us... and then we finally figured out that it actually felt better to
stay home then to socialize or do those activities we had once so enjoyed.
For some of us, we had to quit doing
all the socializing and activities long before the disease weakened us.
We had reluctantly quit all the socialization and activities mostly because
it cost us money and we had to make a choice to spend our money on medical
tests, medical doctors, and treatment, rather than on what we had so enjoyed.
What social activities did you
lose and which do you especially miss?
How did each of those things
enhance your life?
Can you say good-bye to each
of the social things and activities you lost?
With the health you have presently,
could you do these things right now?
Say good bye to each of them.
so does not prevent you from putting new, similar, and different ones on
your dream list.) All you want to do is put a closure on these that
you used to have rather then hanging on to them and causing you lingering
The aim is to set you free from the past and
the baggage that weighs you down or puts a damper on your happiness today.