I can't just sit still. I make it a habit to stand up and do something. And I try to remember to sit and stand up straight. I also keep aware of my breathing--taking good in and out breaths. II have an anxiety disorder as well, which forces me to be mindful of my breath. Patience is a real virtue, especially when one has PD. It is important to be patient with yourself.
I like to keep my energy moving by dancing, singing, playing my viola, or
walking. And I make sure that I use my hands, even if the tremor is present (it's in my right hand). Typing (this) can be a challenge, but I like challenges! I have never been a good typist anyway!! Ha!I
I just choose to keep myself from stagnating by learning new things, and discovering old hobbies like drawing, sketching, writing poetry and journaling. I love learning new things, and it keeps the blues away.
I went into a year-long depression after my diagnosis of PD. I thought that my life was over and that playing the viola, the thing I most deeply loved to do, was history for me. But alas, I overcame the despair, and with counseling and time , I am now continuing to play my music in a whole new way. I am also adding comedy to my performances, and I sing and play both classical and standard jazz and pop tunes.
I also love laughing more than anything else! ahahahahahah