I have as new way to spend my time. It’s not going to exercise my body (which I should do more of, because it’s a good thing to do if you have MS). It is however going to exercise my brain. This brain exercise is also a good thing to do for people with MS.
MS can cause cognitive dysfunction, ranging from mild to severe. This link explains more about it. http://www.msfocus.org/article-details.aspx?articleID=46 For me, I have experienced memory problems, and my learning abilities may be slightly impaired. It’s not great, but I still have enough marbles rattling around in my head to still be a functioning member of society. I’m working to keep those marbles, and not let them get lost. One of the ways I’m doing this is with creative writing.
Creative writing works for me in a couple of different ways. Firstly,my writing connections with other writers is enjoyable, and keeping happy keeps stress at bay. Also, writing helps my brain to make more connections, with more ways to keep my thoughts connecting up. Please note, these are my own ideas about this matter, and I make no claim they are necessarily the actual truth. I am not a nuerologist. I am merely basing this on my own lived experience with multiple sclerosis.
Anyway, my new thing, my new tool in keeping my cognitive abilities as much as I can is this one. I have joined up in a new ‘Online Content Writer. The website is this one: http://hubgarden.com/ I started on the site a week ago, after having a friend tell me about it. She was enjoying writing articles, and getting paid for her writing, and thought I would enjoy is too.
So I took a look, and started writing! At the moment, I haven’t made enough money to get payment, but I’m enjoying connecting with the community at the site. I’m also enjoying writing the articles. I’ve been focussing mostly on positive thinking type of posts – writing positive things and sharing them with other people feels like a great way to spend my time, and making money from it too is a great bonus! I’m not sure if my cognitive function has improved, but the good responses I’ve received from the Chief Editor of the Hub Page where most of my articles were published, I’m doing well!
If you like to write, and you have things you’d like to share with others, why not sign up and get Hubbing!