What is hard for you? What do you hate to do? As you identify these tasks, think about how to make them easier. Here are some examples of problem solving:
- I never did grocery shopping in the past, and I don’t like to go now.
- Can I plan shorter trips to the store? Go to a different store? Order items online? Go with a friend?
- I don’t like getting out of bed in the morning.
- Can I give myself something to look forward to? Plan a visit with a child or grandchild?
- I don’t like Sundays because they are too long now.
- Can I break up the day with an activity? Go to an upbeat movie? Go to lunch? Go to a park?
- I don’t like going to church without my loved one.
- Would going to a different service make a difference? Can I go with a friend? Maybe I should not go for now?
- My husband always pumped the gas.
- Can a family member teach me? Can I go to a full-service station? Can a neighbor help?
If you can’t think of any ideas to address some of your immediate problems, enlist a supportive person to help you problem solve to help you cope.
You can figure it out!