I was just thinking to myself whilst sat on the train to London (only the second time I’ve made this trip in the last year) how far I’ve come.
It’s easy to sit here concentrating on the pain in my spine, my upset (not very sociable) sensitive digestive system or the fatigue but where is that going to get me? I’d rather sit here looking out the window admiring the beauty of the world, the fact I’ve managed to keep hold of my employment and how I planned a year ago to move out of my very highly demanding role of spending 4 days a week in London (6 hours round trip). To now successfully obtaining a local job at the same grade leading a team less than 2 miles from home. I’ve weaned of all regular meds, found 2 fantastic super fibromyalgia supplements that work. Altered my diet. Found mindfulness meditation and yoga (I love these).
It’s easy to focus on what we can’t do but that just makes us more sad, the mind does not understand these are only passing thoughts, if we continue to focus on them we get sad, even depressed and guess what our physical symptoms get worse!!
If we focus on positivity, our brain, our mind soaks this up and everything becomes much better. We feel happier, our pain reduces, some of even all of our symptoms improve. I could barely work a year ago and this week I am back in work full time.
I am by no means cured as there is no cure for Fibromyalgia but YOU CAN learn to live a happy healthy life! It took me a good 6 months to figure out what I needed to do and another 6 months to change ALL aspects of my life, things that you may not be willing to change and I may first I found it hard but whenever temptation sets in I remember how these things make me feel and I say no and if people don’t like it then screw them.
Put yourself first always, you are no good to anyone, partner, kids, work colleagues if you’re ill, but get yourself well and everyone benefits.
I’ll share in more detail how I got myself well in coming weeks…………