You remind me of the time long ago when I started in Dreamland - another place, another time, different people, weather, language,... The world I knew well was far behind and no more. It took time and lots of work - activities - to keep on going. But now all that is just past experience - something to talk about but nothing to 'dwell' on.
I say I understand. And I say physical activities or exercises and 'bhavana' (meditation) are good remedy.