Thursday, December 30, 2010

Coping through Acceptance and a Positive Attitude

Hello Everyone,

I have learned to cope through acceptance and a positive attitude. We all know the fatigue of FM is much more than being tired. It is an all-encompassing exhaustion that interferes with even the simplest daily activities. It feels like every drop of energy has been drained from the body, which at times is accompanied with pain leaving you with a limited ability to function both mentally and physically.

Our attitude about life and our situation and our illness definitely shapes our perception and the way we experience things on a day-to-day basis. The way we deal and think about the pain, fatigue, physical deterioration, emotional lows, crises, grief and other challenges has a tremendous impact on our health.

Through meditation you can learn to relax and become more aware of your thoughts and feelings. As you become more in tune with your body and mind, you start to set appropriate limits on your physical activities and make healthy eating choices. Focus on something positive each day and remind yourself of the things you are able to accomplish.

Share your experiences with others, be positive about yourself, eat healthy, sleep, move, take your medications and consider alternative therapies.

Together we can figure out how to effectively fight back and survive the daily challenges of living with any health challenge.

I hope and pray everyone has a pain and fatigue free day.


Susan said...

Yes, this is so very true. It's difficult to stay positive when you're feeling so danged lousy, especially when it's been for so danged long that you aren't even sure what it's like to feel 100% any more. But a positive attitude, and meditation can be very helpful. And to have that occasional cry and "hissy" fit about the situation just to get it out if it builds up inside... then start on the path to the positive once again.

I hope you are having a pain free day today,
Susan @ Walking the Fog Covered Road

Fibro Viv said...

Hi Susan,

The daily challenges seem harder during the winter months. Extreme exhaustion leads to tears and it does help to cry!

Take care!