I have found the following lifestyle changes have helped me:
– I wear a fanny pack instead of a purse, so I don’t put pressure on my shoulders or my neck.
– I make lists before I leave the house so I don’t get frustrated or don’t forget what I’m supposed to do.
– I have a large tote bag which I pack before I leave the house with my purse (fanny pack), sunglasses, my therapies, rose-colored glasses, checkbook, etc. because I found I was getting very frustrated trying to remember things and to carry them, even if only carrying them into the car.
– I am trying to learn to “putter” and to slow down my personal rhythm. I purposely try to give myself more time for everything I do and not crowd my days.
– Since my head turns to the left, I live my life facing right. I sit on the left side of the theater so the screen or the play or the orchestra is to my right. When I go out to dinner, I seat myself so the people at the dinner table are either across from me or on my right.
– When I talk to people I stand in front of them or have them on my right. On the phone, I switch back and forth. When I’m on a panel, I try to make sure the other panel members are on my right, etc.