What did you get up to this week? What do you actually do all day?
I don’t mind being asked these common questions, in fact I quite like it, but it’s how to answer that I find tricky.
Most weeks I will have a Focus Event, such as going to another part of town for an appointment or to meet a friend, and all other minor activities and resting are planned around that. So the Focus Event is my answer to the questions ‘I’m going to …. but I’m not doing much else.’
The problem is, this isn’t true! I’m doing loads of other things. Of course there’s a lot of resting but I also spend a huge amount of time actively working on my recovery. The recovery processes and therapies don’t feature in my answers because I worry that it is mind-numbingly dull, and I definitely don’t want to be someone who only talks about their health. Equally though, I want people (or possibly I want me) to know that I am giving 100% to my recovery, and I am not sitting around all day waiting to ‘be better.’ And so, I have compiled a list of what I do spend my days doing, the therapies and processes I have tried. I hope it will help to answer the questions, and also give you some ideas to explore.