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Fatigue and Netflix addiction

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Hey everybody,

How are you all this week? I do hope that the change in weather is not affecting you all too much? I wish I could say the same, but my fatigue has flared and because of it I have become addicted to the TV show Gilmore Girls which I didn’t watch the first time and must be mad because it is wonderful!

You know it is kinda strange but fatigue is something that I have had for so long I have my ways to battle it and work around it. I have patterns and routines that I have developed over time so that I can usually keep up with life in my own way around the fatigue. However, this last week it flared and I spent many days sleeping in and getting out of bed after 4pm.

This had left me feeling lost and well frankly bored! I sometimes think that when there is a full wishlist of things ready to watch it can be almost impossible to choose something. I think I must have started and stopped a few different shows and movies before changing my mind. So when Netflix, who knows me better than my own mother, suggested Gilmore Girls I thought hey why not?

Now I am a huge fan of 1990’s TV shows so once I started watching I became addicted, it really helped me to not get depressed. Usually when I have times like this, I lay there feeling awful because I cannot keep up on my housework and I start feeling like a failure. But, with this whole new show and all the episodes to watch I didn’t have those thoughts at all.

I guess what I am saying is, it is sometimes the strangest things that can get us through the tough times that chronic illness serves us from time to time. So here I am already on season 5 and loving the music and the fashion and feeling very sentimental, TV shows were just so much more fluffy and light then you know? I mean I do love the influx of Sci-fi and horror shows that seem to be constantly on TV now, but when I am feeling more fatigue than usual I really want something that will give me the warm and fuzzies and I definitely recommend Gilmore Girls.

So what TV shows do you watch when fatigue hits and you need the fuzzies?

Namaste xxx

 

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3 Responses to Fatigue and Netflix addiction

  • I totally agree with you, 90’s shows are the best! The fashion and decor makes me feel nostalgic. Gilmore Girls and Friends are my two to-go shows when I have a flare up.

  • I’ve had Netflix for just under a year and it’s proven to be a lifesaver when my mood and/or energy are low and my pain levels are high (I have hypermobility & newly-diagnosed fibro). I’ve worked through SO many series on my bad days. I’m in the UK so my Netflix may be different to yours but recent watching has included Zumbo’s Just Desserts, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Brooklyn 99, White Collar and Glow. A real mixed bag, but Netflix is great for letting you try out shows you may not have otherwise considered.

    • I am in the UK too!! I need to check out Brooklyn 99 thank you for the suggestion I will add it to my watch list xx

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Hi there I am Beverley, I am a Buddhist Christian trying to find a way to live with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, spondylitis, 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 once a week, usually a Monday.

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