Social life and hobbies

When you have been ill, you may feel different, and you might not want to do the things you used to enjoy.

You may not feel like seeing lots of people at the same time, and you might find it hard to concentrate to read or watch television. As you recover, your concentration will get better and your memory will improve.

Try to find activities that you enjoy doing while you recover; this might include starting a new hobby or finding different ways to continue with old hobbies.

It is important that you have a balance of ‘work, rest and play’. Try to make sure that each day you can do a good balance of ‘work, rest and play’ allowing yourself time to do things you enjoy not only things you have to do.