Create beautiful healing days

When you are healing and actively learning from your body’s feedback, you are starting to create lots of new habits. You might be developing a new sleep routine and engaging in different activities. You’ve been very busy controlling your energy and life. Preferably, things will go easier over time. Eventually, your new habits will make it easier to experience more good days. And then, on these good days, what will you do? This blog is about creating a set of days where you enjoy life to the fullest.

healing weeks

Stop thinking about the disease.

I have had several relapses and, thus, several periods when all my complaints disappeared. Every time my symptoms vanished, it was after a specific type of week(s). In the beginning, I couldn’t really put my finger on it. Later, I realized I was doing more or less the exact same thing each time.

After a few weeks or months of living with my limited energy, I had to think a lot less about my fatigue, and I stopped talking about it. I started to enjoy my limited resources and wasn’t thinking about naps or pacing. I did it all automatically. Then, after that period, the real healing happened.

Living life to the fullest

My happiest moment list contains: nature, swimming, sunbathing, music, chatting, no pressure, good foods, and letting go of rigid things. Meaning letting go of a rigid sleep cycle, eating some unhealthy foods, but really enjoying them, and forgetting about my illness completely. I was really enjoying life as much as possible, no longer in resistance to symptoms but letting it all be. On some days, I even forget about my phone and messages.

I was still resting properly while sunbathing, and I felt stress-releasing signals. My heart rate was much lower, and I really enjoyed the inner peace and silence. It always felt like the re-invention of peace.

Within a week of living life to the fullest, my symptoms consistently disappeared. I was enjoying everything—food, weather, friends, nature, etc. A constant state of enjoyment or bliss. After a few weeks or months, they came back when I was engaging in stressful to-do-list thinking. But each time, I was able to have a longer period without symptoms. I have come to understand that a low heart rate is crucial. Neuroplasticity works great to lower it. I can in my head return to the week that I was enjoying swimming, a BBQ, and sunbathing with a good friend.

If you have one of these weeks, keep doing what works! If not, take a break from trying to heal and heal differently.