Trazana A. Staples - Stroke Recovery and Loneliness During the Holidays
My name is Trazana A. Staples, I had a Stroke! I am a Stroke Survivor! I Am A Phoenix Rising!
“I know it can be very uncomfortable for a healthy person to try to communicate with someone who has had a stroke, but I needed my visitors to bring me their positive energy.”– My Stroke of Insight
As we welcome the holiday season it is very important that during this time of year during the season that we are surrounded by people who bring us joy, peace, and positive energy. We tend to suffer from depression because the days are shorter, it is cold, the sun sets before 5 pm (depending on where you are physically located) and we are not outside as much.
It doesn’t matter if the Holidays are in the summer months are and the winter months what matters is that we participate in positive social interactions and not fall into a deep depression.
I know since my stroke the people around me have changed but instead of looking at the negative interactions with people, I choose to embrace the positive interactions with people. I choose to be with those who love me and those whom I love. “The only thing constant in life is CHANGE!” and people do change! At this part of my recovery journey of life, a lot has changed. Whether I choose to stay home during the holidays, read a book, listen to music, watch a movie or accept invitations from people who have thought about me, BE HAPPY!
Set your boundaries for you! Accept those invitations to go out to the outings or family gatherings, to be in a positive atmosphere. Look around you wherever you may live and make new loved ones if you have too. It does not matter where you live, sometimes you must reach out to others because they may not necessarily think that you want to be around human interactions. Human beings are funny creatures sometimes those of us who are not mobile have to go that extra mile to be seen and heard.
Thank you for reading & Happy Holidays!