Navigating life with chronic illness can feel like a full-time job so much so that you can neglect a very important piece. Self-care.
But I’m not talking solely about the basics like making sure you eat the right food, drink enough water and get enough sleep.
I’m talking about fun.
If you spend any time with children, you know play is a serious matter. Play is how they explore the world and practice the things they learn.
Just because we’re not kids anymore, doesn’t mean fun isn’t important. It plays an integral role in our emotional wellness and mental health.
So as you’re planning your week, make sure to incorporate activities that you enjoy doing. Things like singing, gardening, hiking, and jumping on a trampoline, that has nothing to do with winning or succeeding, and do it just for the fun of it.
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