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  • How Do You Take a “Time Out” from ALS?

    Posted by Dagmar on September 23, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Having ALS is a 24/7 condition: no days off, rest periods or someone to step in and give you a break. One way to help take the pressure off of yourself is by learning to use self-care strategies.

    Recently, I saw a poster listing a number of self-care actions (listed below) – – all great tips that we pALS (person with ALS) could benefit from doing.

    What can you add to this list and what is your favorite way to take a ‘time out’ from your ALS? Or, what prevents you from adding self-care into your day?

    • Asking for help
    • Spending time alone
    • Putting yourself first
    • Setting boundaries
    • Saying ‘no’
    • Forgiving yourself
    Dagmar replied 4 years, 10 months ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • Dagmar

    September 23, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    My time outs include closing the cover of my laptop, moving to another room and spending about 20-30 minutes knitting or crocheting while listening to Prairie Home Companion. My mind is transported away from my work/writing and I relax at the show’s offbeat humor.

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