What I took away from that dark place was the knowledge that this sick ME/CFS person was not the full definition of who I was and who I intended to be again. It became a tool – a negative model of what I rejected. I used it as a springboard from which to move upward again. It renewed my commitment to regain my health – one small step at a time. And each step was a little further away from those lowest points.
Did I do this after my first serious depression? Of course not! Type A personalities are quite certain of their methods and need to be clubbed a bit before they admit to being wrong. But after a few low episodes, the optimist blessedly took control and I finally began the slow yet steady ascent back to health.
How to you handle lows? Can you call on your optimist to move you upward again? Please COMMENT or Send in your thoughts and I’ll post them. You can use the Contact Form or send an email to Martha at DefeatCFS dot net.
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Be Well Again,