Hello from one of my many horizontal happy places!! Perhaps you are reading this from one of yours! My name is Claire and I live in country Victoria in Australia. I have had ME/CFS since I was 13, in the 90’s. More than 20 years on I have more than a few life hacks to share whether you have ME/CFS, or one of the myriad of other chronic illnesses, or some other challenging life circumstances. I hope that here at Chronic Life Hacks you will discover many ideas that will help make your life with whatever chronic illness you have more enjoyable.
Along with all the horizontal hours I spend resting, recovering, and coping with chronic illness symptoms I use my #SomeNotNone strategy to do bits of things I enjoy that help flesh out my identity and remind me who I am. .
I do them #ForFutureMe, so I can look back and see more dimensions in my life than just the tough stuff, so I can progress through projects which I often brake down into #TinyTasks. .
Applying #SomeNotNone I am a 🐝Backyard Beekeeper. 👩🏫Gentle yoga teacher 👩🎨Creative group organiser 🐕Dog mum .🕊Birdwatcher 🌿Indoorplant tender 🌒Sky gazer- clouds/sunsets/stars 🛌Sewer of cozy things- think dog beds, cushion and doona/duvet covers 🤳Writer tapping words on my phone screen 👗Thrift shop hunter 📚Library lover 🎧Audiobook and podcast listener .
Think about how #SomeNotNone could bring more joy to your everyday life 👩🌾💌💅💌
You can also apply Some Not None to anything else in your day and your life. Chores, tasks, goals. Coaxing yourself to do some without having to do all #SomeNotAll also helps.
A lot of my mental energy has been going to yoga reading and class prep and teaching the last few years but I have plenty of gentle productivity words in my computer to share with you this year. I hope you stick around to read them 💛
Do we share any of the same hobbies? Or any different ones you’d like to share?
I have some pinned stories on my profile and links to some things you might enjoy like a virtual book club.
Lots of love and energy to you all, I hope your body and mind are kind to you today 💛Claire xoxo