Staying Active On Dialysis
Getting Back to the Things You Enjoy
Five great hobbies for people with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
Master dialysis-friendly cooking
Explore the great outdoors
Develop a green thumb
Putting your mind to it
Four ideas for positive thinking
- Be in the moment
Whether it’s doing your job or simply chatting with a friend, focusing on being “in the now” is much more rewarding than thinking about what may or may not happen in the future.
- Less is more
Rather than trying to accomplish too many things at once, take on one thing at a time. Simplifying your to-do list and focusing on the things that are most important to you will make your time spent doing them richer.
- Keep an open mind
You’re going to have a lot of new experiences while learning how to thrive on dialysis. Being open to change will help you adjust—and perhaps help you grow. You may even find a new activity or experience that you’ll want to make a habit.
- Make a wish list
Writing down your wishes or goals on paper makes them feel more real. You’ll also be more likely to make them happen.