When you’re struggling with a disease as cruel as ME/CFS/Fibro, the coulda shoulda wouldas can weigh heavily on your mind. You look like you’re ok. Some days, for a while, you might actually feel like you’re ok. And for the most part, the people around you don’t get what you’re going through. So your tendency is to be inconsistent in your self care. You crash when you have to. You push when you think you can get away with it. And you spend many days in between trying to squeeze as much as you can out of yourself. And what does that get you? - Chronic ME/CFS/Fibro.
It took me a long time to allow myself to be sick and to be a patient. And even after I knew I needed to make self care my top priority, I still stumbled and struggled to justify what at times seemed to be so selfish. But after I finally stayed true to being a patient, I began to regain my health in a significant way.
How do you stay true to managing your self care? What strategies do you use? 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,