Happy New Year!

Danni sitting in bed, drinking from a wine glass with a straw.
Danni sitting in bed, drinking from a wine glass with a straw.

So it is now 2012. A year where lots will probably happen, but I only know a little of it. London is hosting the Olympics, we’ll probably move house. Johan will find out if he’s on the autistic spectrum or not.

Last year I made some resolutions. Here they are:

  1. Be kind to myself.
  2. Be more aware of my limitations, and stop overdoing it so much.
  3. If something is medically wrong, seek help sooner, rather than 6 months down the line.

I think I did well keeping these over the year. I was much kinder to myself, with the result that I’m much happier than I was a year ago. My anxiety levels have dropped a lot, and this has meant I’ve been able to work on some of those pesky phobias. The second one took a while to get used to, and I still slipped up (especially trying to go back to college for a second year) but overall I’m much better at being aware of my limitations and sticking to them. As for the last one, I did seek help when I needed to a few times. Luckily I’ve had no major new symptoms in the last year, they’ve just been a lot more severe. When I did get something new (chest pain) I sought help immediately and it was sorted quickly. The only problem with it is now I can’t see doctors by leaving the flat without breaking number 2 😛

For this year, I’m making very simple resolutions.

  1. Try and get better.
    By this I mean do whatever is in my power to improve, such as resting enough and listening to my body. The improvements I’ve seen in the last few days mean I’ve got a head start on this one 🙂
  2. If I can’t get better, try not to get worse.
    Since I can’t control M.E (as much as I want to), I’m not going to be upset if I don’t improve. I will however try and prevent relapses and things.
  3. If I can’t do either, try and stay happy.
    I may not be able to prevent myself getting worse, but I do have some control over my emotions so I’ll try and remain happy anyway 🙂

To keep this year’s resolutions, I’ll have to keep last years. I’m happy with that 🙂

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