Look deep down inside you for new thoughts and new strengths.
Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Glass half-full or glass half-empty? I, myself, have always tried to look at the bright side of things. I will admit, I have had my share of dark days in pain or grieving or worried about something, but all in all I choose to be optimistic.
“With a new day comes new strengths and new thoughts.”
You know those crazy made up holidays? Well August is Admit You’re Happy or Happiness Happens month, so try to focus on the good. Celebrate you! Be grateful for all of the positive things you have in your life.
We all face challenges and pain and loss. Rather than dwelling on the negative, look deep down inside you for new thoughts and new strengths. Dig deep down and find a ray of hope!
After all, you’ve survived 100% of your worst days up to now.
Setbacks aren’t failures. They are opportunities to overcome.
Life with chronic pain or a chronic condition is never predictable. You never know if you’ll wake up feeling good or bad. This has been my life for the last 20 years. I count myself lucky that I have been able to cope as well as I have, still work full-time, and find some time for activities I enjoy. So when you suffer a setback like two-weeks and counting of a lower back/disc pain, you just have to prioritize what gets done and what doesn’t. Setbacks aren’t failures. They are opportunities to overcome.
“The beautiful thing about setbacks is, they introduce us to our strengths.”
Persons with living fibromyalgia are usually on the receiving end of caregiving. So it becomes a bit of a challenge when they become the caregiver. Sometimes the only energy you have is that which carries you through the day, and have no spoons left for anyone else. So how does one cope with a flare and self-care when presented with the challenging of caring for somebody else?