If you don’t sleep well, have you ever noticed how sad you feel the next day when you have fibromyalgia? Every little thing that doesn’t go my way is like the end of the world. I hate everyone that doesn’t have this condition and I don’t have any interest in doing anything.
The thing is with this condition it’s like it amplifies everything; emotions, pain, light, sound, everything. It’s like I’ve forgotten how to laugh at things.
Constant insomnia is very bad for your mind and body especially with fibromyalgia, not only can it cause your mood to dip but it can increase nom specific pain, tingling, restless legs, body temperature regulation and it steals your sense of humour.
I’ve tried meditating today and I can’t sit still as I have restless legs which I also have in my arms too. so I went for a walk to see if I could use mindfulness techniques as I was walking, it did help. I came back with a clear head.
Positive affirmation we also a great way to snap out of the doom and gloom thinking. But out loud don’t just say it in your head!! Sat out loud:-
- I am getting healthier
- I am happy
- I love my body
- I love me
- I am loved
- I am improving every day
I am sure you can think of many more?
So tonight it’s time to have a red hot Magnesium bath, do some gentle mindfulness yoga and meditate in the best position I can even if that’s sitting up, moving it standing!