There are specific activities in life that can give us pure joy. These activities are different for everyone because we are all unique.
It is essential to find what brings you joy and what you can do to forget about your troubles just for a few minutes.
Recovering from a brain injury or any injury is a frustrating process. There are highs, and there are lows.
Whatever you choose to escape your realities is up to you. But here are my suggestions for how to choose this activity.
Choosing Your Activity
First, it needs to be positive. It shouldn’t be doing drugs or drinking every night. Make it something that won’t hurt you even more.
This activity can be many things. Spend time with friends, take up a sport or a new hobby. It may take time to find the right thing for you to do.
Another thing that I have found is that these activities change. There is no right or wrong answer. It is whatever lights your life up.
I have these activities. One of mine that at least was true as I was growing up was figure skating. The second I stepped onto the ice, nothing else mattered. I forgot what I needed to finish for school or what was going on the next day that I was stressed about.
I don’t skate as much these days, but I really should and see if I get the same feeling as I once did. Life changes, and what makes up calm can change too.
Nowadays, I write. Writing lets me let my thoughts out of my head and onto paper. Sometimes, it is better to write ideas down. Even if no one reads it, it is still set free, and now I no longer have to think about it.
What activity gives you life?
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2 thoughts on “Activities: How to Find Joy”
I too do the writing. It gets rid of all the chaos in my brain. I have taken up arts and crafts which help me to stay calm and indeed find joy. I type on my laptop, I make pot pourri and I do jigsaws when I can. All helps the brain and keeps me calm. Thanks for this post. I enjoyed reading it as I too have said it’s hard to find joy after brain injury
I have been dealing with a brain injury for 8 years. I find gardening a good place to reduce my sensory loading. It also is the space where I feel connected. It helps me to reflect and deal with cognitive dissonance.
I have a 1 acre garden. It’s too big to meet my food needs, so 70% or more goes to the food bank.
My gardening time is balanced by writing. Writing helps me get clarity and sort out the chaos of dealing with difficult people, people who have little or no consideration of others.