This past week at my fibromyalgia support group, the coordinator asked us to write down 3 things we’d like to say to people who give us a hard time about our illness (if being polite wasn’t a factor).
I’m tempted to bring in this entire post. Or, at the very least, pillage it for the gold it contains. I already wrote down 3 things I’d say, but I think I can tweak them or add 4 or 5 more to that list using this post.
So what is the purpose of mindfulness?
Maybe you can see that it’s worked a bit for me, and maybe you’ve even noticed that taking a few minutes out every day to de-stress and just think about what you need has worked for you, too.
And maybe it hasn’t yet, and that’s okay.
What works for some doesn’t always work for others.
However, it is a process, and if you find something that works for you, even a little bit, I think it’s something you should consider sticking with.
So, other than my therapist’s suggestion, what made me consider practicing mindfulness?
Well, to be honest, it’s this constant, toxic “be positive” mentality that too many people have, and how so many physically healthy and neurotypical people think that chronically ill (either mentally, physically or both) people are just not positive enough.
And before I tell you exactly why chronically ill…
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