How I remind myself life is not always about MS
I live with relapsing MS every day of my life. But there are days I just want to enjoy life and not focus on MS. The easiest way for me to “live a day” without MS is to do something that doesn’t have too many limitations for me.
One of my favorite activities is to paint pottery. Many communities have places that have ready made pottery and supplies needed to just paint it and make it your own. My friends and I go to a local store that has a workshop filled with various paints. It’s how we sometimes spend our ‘girl’s days’. I like it because it’s very relaxing. It also works as a stress reliever. Who cares if I mess up on something I’m painting. I’m the only one that knows when it doesn’t turn out right. On top of that, it’s a great place to just chat and catch up with everyone.
I also like to attend live events. It’s great to go to a concert or sporting event and concentrate on what I’m watching as opposed to what I’m going through. I especially enjoy attending sporting events. I know it can be fun to watch from home, but sometimes the clean up afterwards can be a hassle, especially if I’m too tired to do the clean up. Any sporting event will do; it’s the excitement of the game that I’m looking for, mainly because I don’t have time to think of anything else.
I like these events because they are something I do with family and friends. Every time I can spend anytime with them, I am reminded that life is about having happy, healthy relationships, and not always about MS.