12 Things Fibromyalgia Pain Sufferers Need To Avoid
1-avoid putting your own needs on the back burner. If you have any sort of chronic debilitating condition you need to put your own needs first.
2-avoid spending time with the wrong people. If someone is adding stress to your life that stress is making you sick. Remove the stress by removing that person.
3-avoid holding grudges.Holding a grudge is an unnecessary stress. It causes us to create negative thoughts about a person when we do think of them and to only focus on those negative thoughts when we should be trying to find ways to focus on more positive things
4-avoid trying to be everything to everyone. The ability to say “No” is a highly under rated one. Too often those of us with Fibromyalgia pain are likely to be unable to say “No” feeling guilty when we can’t or won’t say “yes”. We can’t be everything to everyone we can’t even be everything to ourselves and we don’t have to be.
5-stop lying to yourself. You are sick admit it. You don’t feel great. Someone else asks and you answer with “I’m OK” but it’s not the truth. It’s not the truth when you say it to them and it’s certainly not the truth when you say it to yourself.
6-avoid wasting time explaining yourself to others. – Most people with fibromyalgia pain don’t care enough about you to care about your disease or disorder or why you can’t do what you can’t do. Keep it simple, just say “no” and move on. Don’t try to explain why you can’t do it, because they probably aren’t listening anyway.
7-avoid trying to hold on to the past. – While you may be able to find ways to improve your symptoms, you’ll likely never be 100% again. There will always be limits. Stop trying to re-attain the levels of life you had before your illness and realize that was then and this is now.avoid this with Fibromyalgia Pain.
8-Stop berating yourself for old mistakes. – Guilt and blame are our constant friends. Stop beating yourself up over things you’ve done in the past (or things you wish you had done but didn’t). stop doing with Fibromyalgia Pain.
9-Stop being jealous of others. – It’s so easy to be jealous of what others have or what others can do. Little do we realize that they have limitations, too. No one sees the true life of another, their abilities or disabilities, their limits.10-Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself. – Seriously! It’s ok to throw a pity party once in a while, but it should never last for more than 5 minutes and you should never invite friends. Focus on the positives in life, there are many.
11-Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. – How many times have we heard that we should “stop and smell the roses”. You don’t really appreciate those small things until you can’t do them anymore.
12-Stop trying to make things perfect. – Stop trying to make things perfect with Fibromyalgia Pain. They already are. Ok, maybe they aren’t perfect, maybe they can even be better than they are now. But the point is that you need to focus on reality instead of perfection.