It is oh-so-very easy to play mind games with yourself when you have a chronic illness. I know, because I have one. My conversations with myself would go like this: I should; I hate; and I can’t. Here are some examples:
I should straighten the kitchen. I hate the way I need help with a simple task. I can’t bend over to unload the dishwasher.
I should go to the pharmacy. I hate going out in public when I don’t feel good. I can’t drive today, because I am dizzy.
I should organize my bedroom. I hate that it’s depressing and not as comfortable as I want. I can’t move the furniture.
Where do you find inspiration for how you arrange your home? From friends, professionals, photographs, online, magazines or television, perhaps. I am very visually oriented, so I love glossy photos that offer ideas for improving my surroundings. If I am lucky, a photograph will provide a solution to a problem that I currently have.
Enter Pinterest. Have you heard of it yet? It is the newest social media website, which has hit the world by storm. Think of Pinterest as a digital bulletin board. Users create boards in categories to suit them, and post – or “pin” – photos from around the web.