Lately I've given a lot of thought to the subject of maintaining happiness while suffering from ME/CFS--especially for those like me who are newly diagnosed and still adjusting. By my way of thinking, one of the keys is to find interests/activities that can be handled by a PWME without causing a crash. Personally, I had to replace jogging and surfing with things like painting and drawing. I've also finally found the time to do certain housebound tasks that I'd never got around to: like scanning my old print photographs. I thought it might be useful to ask others what kinds of activities/interests they've been able to pursue since contracting ME/CFS. My thought was that we could possibly inspire each other and exchange new ideas. A few that come to my mind are: * Painting/drawing * Listening to audiobooks, or actually reading if still possible * Playing/learning a musical instrument - (maybe only for higher functioning PWMEs?) * Watching movies (especially with a specific goal, like watching all Best Picture winners, etc.) * Jigsaw puzzles. (I confess, I like them!) * Editing home videos and photos into themed "movies." There must be a million others, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment... Please share any that work for you.