Good Morning. It is coffee time and blog time. Today I am thinking about self care. When there is chronic pain involved and someone says self care, its like, yeah, it hurts!! However, we still have to take care of ourselves both physically and emotionally. I am thinking about this because its time to shave my legs. Let me tell you when you have back issues, shaving the legs is not a fun task. So while in the shower this morning I made an executive decision. The legs are not getting shaved!! LOL.. Oh well,, tomorrow is another day. Does this mean I am not working on self care,, no,, it just means that I am not facing that pain today. Tomorrow maybe!
Emotional self care is a bit different. Chronic Pain can wear on you and by that I mean wear on you mentally. That nasty little critic in my head says,,, you are worthless,,, you are no good for anything,, etc,,, it goes on and on and on. I made the decision several years ago that I am not going to listen to that critter! My nasty little critic is put into a basket and only when I have really hard days do I let it talk. Even then I don't listen,, just put it back in the basket and keep telling myself its ok,, I am allowed to have a bad day! I have also found that on those bad days as well as the good ones that I just need to take time out to journal. That is a huge emotional release for me. I can let it all out on that paper,, even if I just write today sucks over and over. Of course I also write about all the good days too. Have you tried it?
I hope you all take care of yourselves and don't let that little critic run your life. There is so much more to life that would not be possible if you don't take time to self care. I am off to do some much needed art today. Whatever you do don't forget to have fun,, that's what life is all about!!
Hi. I was a "normal" gal just living, working and playing until "IT" happened. The accident that changed my entire life as I knew it. This is my story. I hope you follow along and somewhere along this journey find inspiration to accept where you are in life and work within those bounds. Most of all,, Have Fun,, That's what life is all about!!