Nothing in life is meant to be easy the first time you do it. Learning to walk as a baby, you fall countless times and recovery is just the same. No one gets angry, upset or laughs at a baby falling but applauds them for trying and that’s how we should treat ourselves. Getting out there and recovering is just like learning to walk again and finding your feet isn’t always easy. You’re doing amazingly for trying, when everything in you feels like you can’t.
At first I would say “you’re fine” and “you can do this” and after trying over and over nothing will ever be as bad as it seems. But those few times it might be as bad, don’t deter because you’re a strong and there is hope for better – because you deserve better.
Being exhausted (as we tend to get with chronic illness) I don’t know about you but I start losing some logic because my brain’s so exhausted it’s hardly working. So be aware that when you’re exhausted and feel shitty don’t get carried away with your thoughts. Acknowledge them and simply let them pass. You’re tired and don’t have to deal with all your worries right then and there.
How prediction and thinking ahead can hurt us…