Trying to live with Chronic Illness

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Hey everybody!

So as you might know, if you have been reading my blog for a while, I have been struggling with my depression for a while now. Our living room has felt cramped and clutttered for a while now and so me and my husband thought we would have a change. We cancelled Sky TV because we never watched it, and that meant the TV did not have to be next to the window like it always has been.

We donated some furniture and things and that freed us up to bring down Lee’s grandmother’s rocking chair and use some savings to get a couple of antiques. Now after a couple days of craziness in the living room the space feels bigger and calmer. We both love spending time in there now and nothing beats feeling relaxed and calm in your own living room.

Now it might seem strange, but I have also found my mood has drastically changed since the change round as well! I had not imagined it would make a difference, but honestly I do feel lighter and happier and I don’t know maybe the old addage ‘a change is as good as a rest’ is true?

Now I am not suggesting we all go around changing our whole lives around, but maybe now and then we need to take care of our surroundings:

  • Pull furniture out and give it a good clean
  • Declutter your space and get organised
  • Donate any furniture or ornaments you are not attached to
  • paint or recover old furniture to give it a new lease on life
  • Get some new throw pillows or blankets/throws to brighten up the area

I hope this new brighter mood lasts, but even if it doesn’t I hope that I can always appreciate the things around me. Buddhism and Christianity teach that we should not hoard things or become too attached to them…maybe that is why I feel so much lighter now?

Namaste xxx

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  • I hope this change helps your depression! I know a freshened up space and feeling on top of household stuff (which rarely happens) really helps my anxiety/bipolar. Mental health can be such a challenge! Sending good wishes and gentle hugs.

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Hi there I am Beverley, I am a Buddhist Christian trying to find a way to live with Fibromyalgia, Anaemia, Chronic Fatigue, Depression and General Anxiety Disorder. I live with my Husband Lee and our dog Gizmo and our budgies Rey and Finn. I live in England and look forward to getting to know you better. I will be updating every Sunday.
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