So my only hobbies I have left are reading, research, and writing my book. And for the last week I have not been able to do any of those things. I gotten nothing accomplished and it's driving me crazy mostly because I don't know how to fix it. Arghhh......!!!!! What do you do to get through times like this? How do you deal with your fibro fog?
Ctsego, I am sorry you have had to give up all your favorite pastimes save one. That is so difficult, I know. Altho my fibro dx is very recent, I have actually struggle with fog all my life. What I do now is roll with it. When I have a good day I try to put quality time into my art & lettering projects. With the arts, you can retreat to a dream place for a time, say in a an art journal, without thinking too much about design & technique. I would imagine that writing a book 📚 would be tough. When thinking is garbled. Maybe keeping a writers journal even in the fog would keep the the random thoughts written quickly like saved for later. I do know that I work with the dayI have. Sometimes doing nothing but drifting thru the fog. I don't pay bills or drive when I am struggling with the fog. I hope you can find some good 😊 days to get some book work done. I have been pretty 🚀 spacey since my near collapse this week. Good luck with the book. I admire you for taking your ideas to the 🌎 world!
Ctsgo - The fog is the hardest symptom, for me. Lists are my friend. I figure out what needs to be accomplished each day and prioritize it. I also give myself permission to adjust the list depending on how I feel.
But just knowing what needs to be done - helps me to focus on those things instead of my mind running 100 miles per minute trying to figure it out. That little bit of control helps when I want to write or craft because I am not sitting there trying to write while my brain is chaotically thinking of so many other things or trying to remember things.
I keep a note book posted something. I wrote notes, I schedule text messages to myself so I can remember things later. Also found eating sunflower seeds in the shell help me focus the act of having to crack them keeps my mind going and helps me to stay on task. But when it's a not so good day I flow with it rest and do what I can.
I'm so happy to know that im not the only one that finds eating helps. If im assigned a reading task at work I'll nod off unless I keep busy with something like eating. And seeds in the shell are great because of the work you have to do to get them, you eat less and are able to stay focused more because your doing something with your hands.