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cfs energy levels related to state of mind

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by carvahlo, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. carvahlo

    carvahlo

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    My cfs is hugely related to my state of mind, if I am truly happy my energy levels shoot up. To be honest I don't completely understand it. Any thoughts on how to help my energy levels stay more consistent would be appreciated.

    Also I know it isn't coz I am depressed as I was depressed at one point but my energy levels were better than they are now.
     
  2. Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins 75% Smurf

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    What makes you truly happy?
     
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  3. carvahlo

    carvahlo

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    right now I feel isolated after things ended with my closest friend, so I really miss having a close friend, that would help but it is hard finding that. apart from that I don't know what else could sustain my happiness for a long time.
     
  4. Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins 75% Smurf

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    What sorts of interactions did you have with your friend?

    How long ago did things end?

    What kind of relationship was it?
     
  5. Rizz

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    Try listening to music or try to take up a non strenuous new hobby. For example, I might start fishing again if i have the energy. This might sound sadistic haha but force yourself to smile more, it feels good
     
  6. carvahlo

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    We occasionally met up, but mainly it was videochatting, it was just over a year ago now. it was just a close friendship, we had known each other for 8 years since school. I just really miss it
     
  7. carvahlo

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    I have tried a few hobby things, while they bring me some happiness, they don't quite bring enough. Trust I always smile, it is my default setting.
     
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  8. Rizz

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    Good to hear that my friend. Smiling is very powerful to both physical and emotional wellbeing, but it is not enough to make a significant impact when used in solidarity. I know its difficult under your given circumstance but you need to fill that void with another friendship
     
  9. alkt

    alkt Senior Member

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    carvahlo you could try having a low maintenance pet the activities of pets can put a smile on most peoples faces. of course that would depend on your activity levels and allergies . if you have a garden placing a bird feeder will bring many feathered friends it is comforting to watch wildlife of any type.
     
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  10. FinRinTin

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    Before getting ill with CFS I had the opinion that my state of mind heavily influences my body.
    After all this years I must admit: my feeling follows my energy level.

    It's not intuitive and often I realised this in hindsight: my mind and my feelings are not the great dictator of a stupid body. They are more like a thermometer of my current physical status.
     
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