If you have fibromyalgia (or perhaps any chronic illness really), sometimes it may feel like you are in a constant war with your body. It doesn’t work the way you want it to. Perhaps you feel that you can no longer trust your body and that it has betrayed you–I know I felt like this for a really long time.
Over the past year, I’ve worked hard to come to terms with my body and its capabilities. I’ve come to realise that it’s not about what my body cannot do or can no longer do. It’s about what my body can do, and how I can change my thoughts and actions so that it can do more.
Having fibromyalgia has allowed me to slow my thoughts down to fall into step with my body.
Yes, I move slowly sometimes, and when I do I get the chance to see the world around me more. Yes, I am in pain sometimes, and when I am I get the chance to feel a heightened sense of empathy with those who are suffering around me.
There are many negative ways that you can spend time thinking about your illness. Still, who wants to live like that? 😉
I made a promise to myself that this year would be a body positive fibromyalgia year. Actually, every year from this point forward will be that.
I resolved to learn what are the positive ways that I can think about my illness…and its impact on my body.
So, love your body, embrace your illness, rebuild trust with your body and take one more step on your path to happiness.